Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Publication Date: 9th February 2012
Format: PaperbackSource: Bought Copy
When Reuben, otherwise known as Sunshine Boy, was sent to write a piece about the uncertain future of the giant house on the cliff, he wasn't expecting to warm so instantly to elegant heiress Marchent Nideck. Nor was he expecting to get caught up in a violent attack which will leave him changed in ways he could never have imagined... (Goodreads Synopsis)
On the whole I enjoyed this new Anne Rice offering. The storyline was interesting, the characters engaging and believable and the plot moved at a good pace. I liked the way Reuben's character was developed. His relationship with Laura was a little odd, but I was willing to go with it.
For me personally, there was a little too much religion, but it wasn't heavy enough to put me off the book and I still spent a pleasant few hours reading it. Certainly there is an opening for a sequel if Rice decides to continue the book as a series, but it still ended conclusively enough to please readers if there isn't a second book.
I didn't enjoy this world quite as much as the vampire chronicles or the Mayfair witches, but it was still well-written and is worth anyone's time who enjoys a good paranormal tale.