Anyone read this gothic debut yet? Enjoyed it but it did irritate me. Every chapter started in the present, then had a flashback to just up to that point, then the story progressed a little further. But there was no change of verb tense. The whole chapter was told in the simple past, and it was an effort to work out what was flashback and what was not because she didn't say eg "I had woken early", just kept it as "I woke early" all the way through. Drove me mad! Am I being pedantic to want flashbacks in the past perfect?