I am an avid reader and have been a fan of Jonathan Kellerman's books for years. I have truly enjoyed his Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis novels. I was very exited when I found this new novel at my library and snatched it up first thing and when I had a chance started to read it. Most of the books that he has written keep me enthralled and make me not want to put the book down, however I felt that the first few chapters of this one was a bit on the slow side and did not capture my interest until the first 80 pages or so were done. I have pondered as to why this would be and what struck me was the fact that there were very few inferences to Alex's or Milo's personal life or issues just the case at hand and the case was quite strange, not new to Kellerman, but this one really lagged as to making me want to read on to find out who did it. I still recommend reading it but don't invest in the hard back verson as you will feel a bit cheated if you do!