You've read this next line a million times: It had me from the first page. I can assure you that it may never be more true than in this book. Further, it's more likely true not just form the first page, but from the first sentence. Then it's a roller coaster ride across an amazing plot line that crosses generations and continents. This reader was left almost breathless in the end. Speaking of the end, well, ok, I won't speak of the end other than to say "wow" as it sneaks up on you and then leaves your jaw hanging. I enjoyed every single page of this one, and I can't recommend it too highly.