This book was great from about page 277 until the end. I couldn't put it down. It was suspenseful and surprising. However, the beginning is slow. I noticed this before from this author that she is very descriptive, almost too much. I found myself skipping over huge chunks of needless information. For instance, there is no reason to describe each building of a town, who owns it or works there and what relevance they had to the character as that person drives down the road unless those people matter, but they don't. Dialog is interupted with meanless descriptions of what the character is doing second by second, like mixing the coffee, and each sip they take. It just gets so boring and breaks up too much of the suspense and plot.
On the other hand, the story is fairly basic, but does build at the end to a nice reveal. Not much of a romantic suspense, but this author is fairly new, so perhaps there is hope. She has a great deal of potential, if she would just condense her descriptions down a little.
I wish I could have given it more stars, but except for the last third of the book, it just did nothing for me. I forced myself to keep reading, because I am familiar with this author's works and I did have high hopes. I think I will give her a few years to fine tune her writing and try back again. In my opinion though, I have now bought two of her books based on viewer reviews and am disappointed that I spent the money.