In the beginning, you are not told what the manuscript is about and who is the author, but as the story unfolds, more and more details are revealed, and more and more possibilities emerge as to who the author could be and what exactly is so terribly horrifying about the manuscript and what it reveals.
I won't spoil the story by giving away plot twists, suffice it to say that it was a page turner. My only gripe is that there are a lot of characters who are involved and sometimes I had to go back to try and recall who each of them were as the story flipped back and forth between the different people involved. I was also a bit disappointed in the ending, maybe because it wasn't what I was hoping would come out at the end. Oh well.
Otherwise, I would give this book a 4 stars as a good read, makes you think, kind of novel - this certainly wasn't the mindless holiday read I was hoping for!
Disclaimer: I received this book for free to review through bloggingforbooks.com, however, the opinions expressed are purely my own.