I picked this book at the recommendation of Nathan Lowell, an author whose work I enjoy and whose prior recommendations have generally been successful -- even though I don't generally care much for "psychological suspense". But I just couldn't get into it. I tried several times, but each time I would be distracted and wasn't interested enough to get back to it quickly. Then I would try again having to re-read to get even a basic idea of what was going on. But I just wasn't that interested in the characters or the little bit of plot that I could figure out. One of the things that did keep me trying is that the author uses some interesting imagery and phrasing. But it wasn't enough. Sorry.