I was not enamoured of the first part and almost put the book down but continued and was glad I did. The author captures the feel of Charleston and makes me want to visit. Her characters are well drawn and it is a good story. Good reading.
I had not heard of the Vesey revolt before reading this book. It beautifully combines the 1822 slave revolt and present day Charleston. It deals with racism and tolerance in its many forms and the characters are just wonderful.