While I wasn't expecting great things from this book, I was hoping for at least a smooth read. Unfortunately, the foreshadowing was heavy-handed verging on ham-handed, and the fact that Ms. Bradley apparently felt the need to find (and share with the reader) places for quite a few minor characters from previous books was grating.
I did like the fact that the blocked trauma suffered by the main character was not
a supernatural problem but rather one that could happen to any young woman. However, the way in which the traumatic past event is bound up with the traumatic current event's in the main character's life is pretty obvious.
Overall, not a waste of my time, but certainly not a book I'll make an effort to re-read in a year or so.