This book is in Andrew's usual style of writing about children who have parental issues, in this case cruelty by her grandparents. I found the book quite similar to her other books such as Flowers in the Attic. Elle Edwards is raised by her grandparents and kept aloof from others to ensure her grandparents are not corrupted by her mother's past.
I thought is was a good story and a good plot. It is however almost a formula, albeit a successful formula for Andrews. It is just very similar to past books in style and characterizations.
It was suspenseful and entertaining, it was a good read.
I recommend the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.