I am a big fan of all of Laura Child's mystery books. I enjoyed this book till the last few pages when I discovered that she is continuing a trend that I have noticed in her last few books. She tells a truly entertaining & at times a laugh out loud story. But the conclusion just leaves me hanging. I do not want to spoil this book for other readers. But please Ms. Childs stop introducing characters & story lines that have no tie in to the ending. I feel like you get tired of writing & just say "The End" without a satisfactory exit to the story. Your book endings ,in my opium, need more closure. Why introduce characters & than just ignore them as though they never were part of the story line?