In the past, I've loved all of Erin McCarthy's books. The ones that I have read that is. I loved the book cover of this one but just didn't connect with the story. It definitely was a good mystery as to "who did it?". But I hate murder type stories (which this one was....and it was definitely gory at times). I hate mysteries as well. So this just didn't do it for me. I read the whole thing, not exactly sure why. But definitely feel like it was time wasted since I didn't enjoy it.