As usual, Lisa Unger, does an amazing job keeping the reader interested throughout every page of this book. Definitely one of her best!
The story unfolds layer by layer, revealing gasp-worthy details and clues from characters that form a thrilling chase. A roller coaster ride from New York to Prague, a well rounded thriller.
This is my first Lisa Unger book, and definitely my last. I found it extremely annoying in every way, from the prologue, to the end where she jumped around and you had no idea what was going on, to the "news report" that was so ridiculously unprofessional it would never make the air to the multitude of dumb characters that littered this book. I'm not fond of first person writing, and the fact that the protagonist is also an author and at every turn had to remind us of how she sees things that others don't is annoying. Almost every character is extremely unlikable/selfish/dumb, especially the protagonist. The only likeable characters were the kids and her step-father, Fred. And speaking of kids, how they turned out OK is a miracle, with their mother being a vacuous moron who claims to love her husband and life, but is having an affair. Oh, and she doesn't just "have sex" with the guy, but she "makes love" with him. Everyone in the book "makes love". Sure. Linda & Ben get down & dirty in a coffee shop bathroom, but it's "making love". He threatens her family and kills himself in front of her, and she still has "feelings" for him. What?? Like her equally selfish/dumb sister who gets taken for a ride by her homicidal hubby, then beaten up by his girlfriend, and almost killed several times, she still can't stop talking about how much she loves him and then runs after him. To get her money back? No, "to find out why" he did everything he did. What? Ugh, dummy, he did it because he's a homicidal lunatic and you're his mark. Enough said. I almost didn't finish this book, and really I shouldn't have because it was really annoying. I just wanted to see how it ended and if she would die. No loss, there, but I should have read a spoiler rather than endure this drivel.