I loved this book - St. James set this tale in the perfect location, and it is both mysterious and horrifying. It is probably something I would imagine would one day become a film because it is up there with "Kiss the Girls," as far as contemporary suspense goes. The story does flash a bit back to older memories, but the way that Fiona researches her family history and that of Idlewild and the Girls of Dorm 3C makes for a great and captivating story that sunk its claws into me from page one. I normally do not have a lot of time to speed read these days, but this book actually clutched me so hard I read it all in one sitting within five hours. IT IS SO GOOD and such a page-turner that I am now intent on finding more books by Ms. St. James because of her skillset. She is a phenomenal storyteller and this story is fantastic.