I honestly feel that this is a well-written and interesting book, but it was just not for me.
In a nutshell, it had everything I could have wanted:
Stabbing People? Yup
Again, it just didn't grab me. I honestly don't feel this is the author's fault in any way - I think the concept was initially very interesting. If you enjoy adventure/action with only a dash of romance, then you'll probably enjoy this book more than I did.
I feel that Ms. Altenburg is a fantastic writer, so I won't be giving up on her any time soon.