I found this book a little slow in the beginning.....hence the four stars instead of five......but once I got into the story it became a gripping ride. A mother fighting for her son was a great theme, although I thought it was a little over the top at times. The character of Patrick was really well rounded and believable. I also liked the final twist of some doubt about Brandon. To say more about that would spoil it for the reader, so enough said! Would certainly recommend this book.