I was lent this by a friend and was looking forward to reading it as a nice light read. When I started it I wasn't expecting to be drawn into the lives of the characters quite as much as I did, as the story progressed I couldn't put the book down and was desparate to find out the fates of the characters. I liked the flicking back and forth between past and present to discover more about Susannah and her past. My only flaw was that it felt a bit ramble-y in places and you had to wade through some unnecessary descriptions or anecdotes that didn't add much to the plot. But overall it was a very enjoyable, intense and emotional read!