" As a whole, this book was a bit lacking in forming a smooth, continuous storyline. I feel like some of the conclusions found by Madeleine were pushed and unnatural. I did enjoy some of the characters in the book. I was disappointed when the story turned away from Madeleine's interaction with the students and concentrated on her adult relationships as I thoroughly enjoyed Read's troubled teens. Madeleine's lawyer was a breath of fresh air once the teens were basically removed from the story for a time. The ending, basically how everything is wrapped up and explained, was so out of left field that it pulled me out of the story to have a WTF moment. The Jonestown explanation of Dhumavati's insanity did not seem to really fit the story at all. Even when Madeleine and Lulu go through the entire mystery step by step, I still feel cheated from a satisfactory ending. I did enjoy the first half of the book which it why it gets 3 stars. I feel as though the Dhumavati storyline actually removed the fourth star that I was planning on awarding the novel. "
— Brandi, 1/5/2014