I have been a faithful reader of all things Slaughter. This is the first time I have ever been disappointed, and to the point that I am unsure if I will pick up any future work. Due to the fact that I have enjoyed this author's works in the past, I slogged through all the way to the final pages, optimistic that it was going to get better. No such luck. I would recommend any of her books prior to this, but in good conscience I cannot encourage anyone else to throw away the time that can never be recaptured on this book.