This is my first paranormal book, but I found it to be a really good mystery as well. The writing is crisp and compelling. About two thirds of the way through I just had to finish it to know how it ended. There is humour in the book, and several of the characters are indeed “characters.” I loved the dog! Anna is a strong woman, used to doing everything herself. One of the subplots revolves around her learning humility and patience as well as learning to trust others. Does she succeed? Well, you will have to read the book. Two of her talents are fencing and rock climbing; the scenes using these talents seem technically accurate and authentic. I appreciated the lack of graphic sex and violence. I think it is suitable for a teenager.