There have been very few books I cold not finish. This is one of them. I could not make it past Chapter 4. I found I was having a hard time following the story and caring for the characters. I could not see how the characters related to each other or how they fit with the story. I know Chapter 4 is early on in the book, but even with my interest in the mystery, I could not force myself to read further. I have the next-in-series, but I think it will go straight to my donatable pile. I hated that I could not finish the book, but I just do not waste any more of my time on this book.