I have finished book one and so far not a whole lot has happened besides learning about the narrators work ethics, his desire to own expensive things (even though he is incedibly poor) and his meet-cute with Ellie, who is, lo and behold
The story is told in retrospect by the main character Mike himself and in the beginning he comes across as a fairly sympathetic character. But there is something fishy about him. Is his encounter with Ellie a mere coincidence? What is up with Greta, Ellie´s companion? Mike hasn´t even met her yet and he has already a clearcut opinion of her and is unjustifiably jealous. And since Mike is telling all of this himself, he might not exactly tell the truth to the reader. I wonder what is going to happen next.
And it is always a good idea to dismiss the warnings of an elderly gipsy who advices to stay the hell away from a certain place twice. I´m not a superstitious person, but even I wouldn´t have bought that house after hearing those warnings.