It is difficult for me to write a negative review for this author. I am a huge fan of Lisa Scottoline and have liked all of her previous novels. This started out seeming more like a Young Adult novel. As it unfolded, I had to wonder how much pain and sorrow some of these families could take. While the ending was an interesting twist, it was almost too unbelievable. I kept hoping it was going to become more satisfying instead of less. For me it was a dark and sad story. Very disappointing and overall unenjoyable. The 3 stars is because, as usual, Lisa develops her characters and their relationships well.