" While I enjoyed this book, I thought it was a little too easy to figure out what was happening. I also didn't feel that Alan or Sam were really in character. Alan has several patients that are causing more than the usual headaches. One, a former patient just returned to Boulder, wants Alan's help in bringing her husband to justice for the murder of the women he had had affairs with. Several others had revealed intimate secrets to Alan that suddenly found their way to the press or the cops. Meanwhile, Sam has had a heart attack and found that it isn't just his heart under attack but his whole life. It's more deeply psychological than some of the other books but in other ways it's more surface. Good, but not as mesmerizing as the last few. On the other hand, the last few books have all tried different narrative styles which has allowed White to bring more three dimensionality to characters. That's always a good thing. "
— Jodi, 1/29/2014