Very good. I'm a picky book reader that almost never gives 5 stars, so 4 is REALLY good and 3 is about average. A twist I wasn’t expecting because I try not to read anything about new books. Not that I’m not into spoilers, since I read books over and over, but often what is one reader’s “OMG” moment is my “meh” and vice versa. I’m interested to read Ms Southgate’s other novels.