Interesting book, as it deals with a modern mystery which links to the 1500's which is an era I enjoy reading. It was pretty predictable, though so I was getting bored waiting for the wrap-up. However, since the author is from that area of Germany (I think, I can't remember), she added some nice background to the town/castle that was and how it exists today. I really was interested in this. Not 4 or 5 stars but a solid 3. I would read another similar book from the same author.