This story may well haunt you when you read the ending. Once you finish this novella you will be able to think back on the Mona Lisa puzzle to understand Mesa's thought process. I had an inkling of what the ending would be like but was still taken aback a bit. The writing is very well done and suspenseful - in fact I immediately signed up for the writers newsletter so I could follow her writings.
Mesa is a difficult character to follow but very remarkable at the same time. I truly enjoyed the way in which the author presented the aspects of the story and the culmination. The fact that I received it free has no bearing on my review. This is a fine novella by a very talented author. If you enjoy her genre, you will most certainly enjoy this story and probably her other writings.