I picked up this book in bed, intending to read a couple of chapters and two hours later I'd finished it! I just could'nt put the book down, I kept thinking I'll just read one more chapter, just one more..... and before I knew it, I'd read the lot in one go. I am an avid reader and it is a long time since I picked up a book that had me hooked until the end. It is a real tear jerker of a story with a twist at the end and definately requires a box of tissues. It really is the best book I have read in ages and I have recommended it to all my family and friends. Having read James Pattersons 'Alex Cross' detective books, I bought this book because I like the author and did'nt really expect that much of it. I got a nice surprise. It is brilliant!