To pass the time at my mother in laws house, I plucked this book from the shelf. I finished it in less than 24 hours, so that should say something about the pacing of this novel. There were a few too many loose ends for my liking, as I was left with a lot of questions regarding the characters' motives, most specifically the villain Nora. There was also underwhelming character development. His books are bestsellers because of the thrilling stories he writes, not his prowess as a writer.