I know the cliche but I was expecting something far darker from the cover. Found the story interesting but never thrilling or suspenseful. Indeed the crime turned out to be much less than gruesome.and I was completely turned off by the dialogue of the comatose. What did hold it together was the main character, Patrick. supported by some other well drawn actors, such as Meg and Lexi. Good enough to interest me in reading more of Belinda Bauer but not worthy of the lickspittle reviews.