Wow, well i'm still slightly gobsmacked by how brilliant this book is. Admittedly, with Holly's writing you tend to love it or hate it, and i LOVE it. The writing style is awesome and the dramatic change in subject matter from her last series was a welcome jump, and she has proved herself (at least in my eyes) that she is a very versitile writer.
Cassel was a brilliant character, and i knew from the beginning that there'd be more to his story than initially thought. To me, when i first started reading about him killing someone, i thought he might be an anti-hero but it turned out i was so very wrong. His complex feelings towards other people were brilliantly written and his sense of confusion is expertly translated accross to the reader through the text.
Other characters also come to life on the pages. Cassel's grandfather was another favourite of mine, and by the end i completely hated his brothers Phillip and Barron. How can anyone be so Callous?
The twists and turns taken throughout the plot were strokes of genius and the Cons that went on throughout were hilarious, especially that final one in the bathroom. And, if all that wonderful twisty plot wasn't enough Holly then goes and leaves the book on a wonderful cliff-hanger of sorts that has left me seriously wanting to read the next in the series.