The book blurb for this says it's "a riveting mystery that introduces a bold and audacious rookie detective" and I would have to agree with that completely. What they don't mention, which I think made this a great book, is the very creepy vibe that came with the setting. It's set in New England with grim weather and tales of witchcraft past and present. The author does a very convincing undertaking at setting the backdrop of the story in a dark and foreboding setting. Given that's one of my favorite places for a good story, I knew that whatever the mystery was to bring, I was going to leave this book satisfied. I wasn't disappointed in any way. The mystery is great and the main character is very likable.