Yes I gave a this book rare 5 stars, usually this type of descriptive, flowery writing is not my cup of tea. Some books I finish in a couple of days, this one took me a couple of weeks, so not a light read. Is it just me but the start really reminded me of Heaven by Virginia Andrews, poor girl living in the swaps / hills with awful hillbilly parents and judging towns folk? Then it dramatically changed to a murder, mystery this was my favourite part and had me hook line and sinker. I didn't guess the killer, but then again, I never do. I thought it was his wife lol.