A couple of times a year I listen to a book on my way back-and-forth to work. I picked up this one because it supposedly takes place in Ohio, though only the introduction does. I have a CD player in my vehicle; I must say that the audio reading of The Diviners is excellent.
One of the things I really liked about this book is that I felt as though I were living in the Roaring Twenties. From the lifestyle of the main character to her twenties vernacular--I really felt submerged in that raucous culture of the time. If you visit Libba Bray's website (click HERE), she even has a playlist of songs of that period.
I absolutely loved everything about this book . . . until about two-thirds of the way through (and it is rather long). I thought it was more a mystery than occult book. I do not mind books about spirits and creepiness; however, this one crossed the line a little for me. (Probably a closer line the older I get). I cannot put a finger on it other than it began to feel a little too uncomfortable. This uneasy feeling may be an off-handed compliment to the author. It did bother me enough that I probably will not read any more in this series.