I had trouble getting into this in the beginning. I wasn't fussed on the writing style - which is rather dramatic and flowery. But I soon got sucked into the story, and came to love the main character's voice. This book reminded me a little of the film 'Copycat'. While the book is overwritten, it kind of matches the main character, who is stuck in her home and is a very intelligent woman. The story unravels quite slowly, but I enjoyed the ride.