I'm giving this 4 stars based soley on the fact that I enjoyed it enough to lose precious sleep and stay up late to finish it. As my hubby will tell you, you don't mess with my sleep so that's saying something. Now, I'm not saying this is a great piece of literary fiction - only that I enjoyed it. I stayed up late because I really wanted to know what the hell was going on in that house! Through most of the way I thought I knew what was going on and was going to give a lower star rating because it was predictable. Then things started to turn around and I didn't know where it was going. Not a whodunnit but an enjoyable mystery and historical fiction.