I think this book was extremly dull. If you read the inside pannel, of course, it made it sound like an amazing book. But, once you start reading it you start to think, "Well, I guess I will give it a chance." Half way through I stopped and had to put it down. I couldn't stand it! There was no plot, no basis, no nothing. I finished it, but just barely. This is the second book for this author and I think it was a sad attempt at an award winner. The end is bacically the best part. You find out who murdered the main character's mother the end. Don't waste your time on amature books and read something worthwhile.