This was an interesting and sometimes confusing book to read. It did take me awhile to get comfortable with the many characters due to the vascillation between the present day and 1905. Once I figured that out, I found myself increasing in my enjoyment of the story. I thought it was odd that the author would give away facts yet established in the past. I felt that the facts were a bit short on details. The the author would go back in time and give the details. Even though I knew the outcome, it was still interesting. Overall a good story and I will definitively read more of Ms Tandori's books.