(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I think this might have been the first book I read by this author a while ago, so when I had the opportunity to re-read it, I did jump at the chance… even though it did take me a bit longer to get to than I would have liked.
I felt the concepts in this book were really quite intriguing, particularly the idea of remote viewing. Gabriel seemed to develop as a character as the book went on, but for a lot of it, he did come across as quite arrogant.
There were some quite gruesome mental images in this book. Although they were really well-written, I think those are going to stay with me for quite a while. It was intriguing to see the diary written by one of the Monk sisters, but I would have liked to see some more of the entries, rather than have them glossed over.
I did think the author did a good job of showing Gabriel to have more depth to him than he did when he first appeared. Although I wasn’t all that keen on his relationship with the Monk sisters, I did feel that I could relate to him much better later on. I liked his friendship with Isidore and his interactions with Frankie.
The house with the million rooms was quite interesting. I’ve seen the concept of that kind of place touched upon a number of times, but never quite as detailed as it was shown here.
I did feel that some of the more minor characters didn’t come across as real as they could have done. The main characters were really well-established, but some of the others seemed to exist primarily for the purpose of the story and they didn’t seem to have much of a life outside.
The book itself was really well-written, though I felt that some parts of the narrative were almost dreamlike. I didn’t quite like the ending of the book… but it was still a good read and although I remembered quite a lot that happened, it was a book that I was quite happy to read again.
I do have other books by this author that I intend to read in the future. I really do enjoy the worlds and characters she creates and if you’re a fan of paranormal-themed books, I recommend this author as one to try.