This is part two of the Elisabeth Reinhardt series. Perhaps you could read this as a stand a lone but, I don't recommend it. The story is very much a gripping, emotional, grab-you-by-the collar kind of story. I enjoyed this book very much but, just be forewarned, it does take a little focus while reading it as there is a lot going on. Not that it is confusing but, if you don't pay attention to the storyline and the details within, you could find yourself getting lost or confused. There is some adult language - so be forewarned about that as well..
This story was captivating and kept my attention and because the ending left me hanging, I am safely assuming there will be a third book; otherwise the ending (in my humble opinion) was weak and unfinished.