Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
Having LOVED Bel Canto and The Magician's Assistant, I was very disappointed by this one. I felt the characters were not developed enough to make the reader care about them or what happened to them. The story was slow and boring, and the character's motivations were unclear. Why did John imagine snippets of Taft's life, a man he never met nor knew much of anything about? Was tedious to finish, and I am glad to move onto a better book!