" There's not a whole lot to say about this book without giving away important spoilers. Let me just say that crime drama is not usually my cup of tea. I don't care much for reading about humans doing unspeakable evil things. We get enough of that on the News. I prefer supernatural type of mysteries and drama because it's pure fantasy. With that being said, I didn't totally hate this book. It was well written and the prose was easy enough to follow. The lead female protagonist, Ellen North, is not likeable however. She's a smart attorney, determined to get justice and not at all driven by ambition - good traits in a person. However, when it comes to the romantic interest, Jay Brooks, she's so rude and antagonistic through most of the book that it's almost unbelievable that they actually end up together. Someone else pointed out in another review, people don't act like that. I have to agree. Then again the introduction of Jay was so ridiculous I could understand Ellen's apprehension. He comes off as almost creepy and stalkerish. As for the other characters, and there are ALOT of them, it was pretty obvious who the "bad guy" is very early on, despite all the clues and character twists designed to throw you into a fit of doubt.
The POV changed too often between chapters and even within a chapter. Sometimes a chapter was well into the second or third page before you even realized who Hoag was writing about. When you switch POV's so often, it's probably not a good idea to start off a chapter with "He" instead of a name.
While the story was good, the book was WAY too long. The first 300 pages or so were so droned out that I nearly gave up.
The book is a continuation from a previous novel (Night Sins? or something like that) and the time frame combined between both books is less than 3 weeks. Quite unbelievable considering the amount of stuff that happens. Plus, it's REALLY hard to accept that two people can fall in love in less than a week.
Alot of reviews have stated that this book raises more questions than it answers and that some things are never explained. I didn't think so. I thought everything was explained perfectly by the end, which was a very good ending btw. The reason for motive wasn't explained but I don't think it really needed to be once you were told the who and how. A simple He/She/They were crazy is sufficient enough.
All in all, not bad. But, you may want to skim over the first few hundered pages to get to the good stuff. "
— Lisa, 2/11/2014