I picked this one up on the recommendation from a friend. There were no expectations on my part, and the first chapter had me really confused. There was a lot of jumping around in time and I wasn't sure who I was supposed to be focused on. I almost stopped reading, but I'm glad I didn't.
Once the background info was set down through those 3 (?) short (thank goodness they were short!) scenes the story settled down to one timeline and one character. That's when I was able to find my footing and enjoy the story. I enjoyed the things I learned about dog grooming. Perhaps this is because I've been trying to groom my own dog for the last year. However, the story really come alive with the creep factor and the supernatural elements. Even the romance felt barely there compared to the dark force haunting Brenna, her land, and ultimately all of humanity.