After reading The Goldfinch, I purchased this book. I was not disappointed - I really enjoyed it. Donna Tartt's writing style is different. Very thorough in creating a sense of the character, the place and a real feel for the situation. The topic is not one of which I would ordinarily have chosen to read, but I did and it kept me keen to pick up the book again. After enjoying two of her books, I went on to purchase a third. I am a fan - I love this author.