I am baffled by the outpouring of cheerful reviews for this novel - one beset by problems. It is in dire need of professional editing, the characters lack depth, the development of the criminal is implausible, and the entire plot jumps the shark before the halfway point. In addition, there are Kindle-specific layout and capitalization errors throughout. Overall, it's a mediocre effort of the kind that gives self-publishing its often tepid reputation. I love the self-published treasures one can encounter on the Kindle but this simply is not one of them.