I read this book for my book club. The story is absolute garbage. No one to root for, no redeeming qualities in any character anywhere to be found. I hated this book so much I did not finish it. My fellow book club members asked if I minded if they discussed the ending. I said sure and I wish I'd left that meeting right then & there. And this book went into the trash, where it belongs. I don't recommend anyone waste time on it. Disgusting. This is the only book I've ever thrown away. Someone suggested I donate it to our library, which doesn't have a copy. I said we have a very wise librarian, indeed.