I'm not usually a keen reader, but felt like going for a summer read. I had heard, on TV, that this book was a recommended summer hit, and decided to go for it.
I would describe it as one of those books you cannot seem to put down. The twists are as good as they often are in movies. The cliffhangers create suspense, and the book's regular innocence leaves you feeling involved and a part of the story.
I would recommend this to someone who is prepared for a pretty gory storyline - there is blood, aggression, anger, and torture. But, however, it fits in quite nicely with the storyline and does not seem too out of place, or over the top.
4 out of 5 from me, and at this price, I don't see how you could go wrong.