After reading the first 70 pages, I've decided to let this one go. This is not to disparage the book in any way. I can see that a lot of care went into the writing, and it's based on a true case, which adds interest. It's a whole heck of a bunch better than most first novels coming out these days. For me, though, it lacks that spark that brings the characters and the story to life. I'm sure a lot of people will like it, so don't let my review discourage you from reading it.