It took me a very long time to get into this story.
I am pretty sure is was not the audio version - that was excellent. (Anna Massey does an amazing job narrating and I will be looking for additional books she narrates.) I simply just could not get into it. It was not bad, but I had not thought it anything special - a 3-star read - for the first half (or so) of the book.
Somewhere along the way, during that second half, I got hooked
, seriously and completely hooked. The characters, the language, the mystery - they all sucked me in.
And that ending! What a way to end it.