This was a book club book and not one that I'd ever heard of or had anywhere on my radar. The premise sounded interesting enough so I plunged in. It took me a while to get into the story. I found it frustrating that just as I was finally immersed in a character's story and getting used to their 'voice' we would change characters to follow and I'd be thrown for a loop again. I think it took me almost half-way through the book before I was able to hear each character's 'voice' clearly enough in my head to be able to transition fairly smoothly although it always seemed too short a period with each character for me. However, once I was able to find the time to really sit down with it I found it hard to put it down. The world was so rich and complex and the characters so intriguing I wanted to know where it was all leading. I have to say that I would be very happy to read more by Mr. McDonald if they are of the same caliber as this.
Page count: 480p/30,750p ytd/211,788p lifetime