The author has wonderful writing abilities and this is only one example: "I was spellbound. There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic." I was optimistic that this was that kind of book.....unfortunately, the plot did not match the writer's ability to craft a beautiful line.
The flashbacks when Vida is revealing her life were too reminiscent of Steinbeck's East of Eden (which I hated) but, the current day and the writing style were so enjoyable that I stay longer than I should have. I am sorry to say that I read 1/2 of this book before tossing it aside and reclaiming my life.
Rating: 1 Do NOT Recommend