This book held my attention, though it's not the sort of thing I usually read. There were a couple of twists that mildly surprised me. However, there was a question left unaswered; did the babies die of natural causes or were they killed, either by human hands or as the result of a supposed family curse? I don't know. That annoys me. Also, I didn't like the ending. It didn't feel to me that it was the natural conclusion to the story.