The main storyline is interesting, and with characters brought over from theprevious book, 'No Time for Goodbye'. The problem here is the peripheral story that gets about two pages of story every five or six chapters. The author tries to keep it a mystery, not being specific with the characters' motivations, and leads you to believe as you read it that the light will go off at some point you will understand why these characters were brought into the story in the first place, and how they tie into the main stotyline. That does eventually happen, but I didn't find the conclusion of that storyline the most satisfying.
This is supposed to be a sequel from No Time to Say Goodbye, I didn't like the main character in that book but this time I didn't like any of them.
It is very very slow going because Barclay has to rehash every character from the first book, which I understand to a point but it's going on when you get to page 200 and that's about where I quit.
By that point the plot of the story still wasn't known and the main characters were so dumb, Cyn the mother is in a self pity state and living in an apartment alone, Terry the Dad is trying to parent the 14 yr old Grace who has now developed an attitude a lot like her mother at that age and of course gets into a bad situation but by the time all this is known you've reached page 150+--whew, it just takes forever to get anywhere, it also brings back the bad seed from the first book, Vince, but I've got to say by this point I was bored.