I know when I've found an author I love. Fifty pages is generally my litmus test. This is the point where I decide how much further I'm willing to go with an author. One hundred pages is where I draw the line.
When an author has me seriously considering a job change that will take me into the world she's created within the first twenty-five pages--WOW, I'm hooked, big time.
I'll be back with a full review soon. I love finding new authors (to me) that are fabulous.