I listened to the audiobook and partially read the physical book. The audiobook was narrated by the author and I thought she did a very good job with it.
I found the story to be interesting and it had some very engrossing scenes. I was always compelled to read (or listen) on to find out what happens to the characters.
The reason the book didn’t score higher was that I wasn’t a fan of the language. Bond uses very flowery and poetic language to tell the story and I simply didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t think it was overdone or silly, it just wasn’t for me. I actually think this is a book that a lot of readers would enjoy because of the language. If you’re someone that finds yourself highlighting poetic passages in books, then give this one a shot.
I should also add that this book contains some trigger warnings (violence, sexual abuse, race crimes, etc) so tread carefully if you’re sensitive to it. I don’t mind dark books that make me uncomfortable because they usually make me think, so it’s not something that would deter me from reading a book.