I believe this is the author's first published novel, but you would never guess that after reading it. There is exceptional talent in her writing. The only complaint I can come up with is it seemed a bit short. Hard to tell in ebook format and the paper copy says it is over 300 pages. But I read it in under a day with many interruptions and that it extremely fast for me. It could be that I was so absorbed that I read at a faster rate than normal. I would like to know the word count, though it doesn't really matter as the story was well-told at its current length.
Conclusion: If you enjoy suspense/thrillers geared toward a female audience (though not entirely), I recommend this book highly. You will not be disappointed. Happy Reading!
**Disclaimer: I am not a professional literary reviewer. I do not know this author and I am not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions stated here are mine alone.