"Need" is darker novel than previous fae books I've read, but I did like it. I felt like it took a bit to get going but once it did the rest of the story made up for that. The timeline it seems is about the spand of a week or two. It is a quick read, and makes you feel like your reading a Stephen King novel. If you like books about twisted pixies mixed with shifters, than this is the read for you.