The book was excellent and kept me interested however as I am finding with most of her novels she seems to end them in the middle of a thought. The ending was rushed which was so alarmingingly obvious beacause the rest of the novel was so deliberately paced. The relationship between the mother and daughter was not explored at all eventhough it starts off being the glue that holds the narrative together. The ending was an I-need-to-get-my-publisher-off-my-back-so-I-need-to-hurry endings. This does not detract from the ultimately satisfying read.