I have very mixed feelings about this book. I had been suggested it by my mother in law & had been warned of it's adult content. Wow it definitely had a lot of "adult content" I should say. The first half of the book took me at least a month to get through because I found it to be so boring. I would have just dropped it & moved on to another book, but felt obligated to keep reading since I had already purchased the 2nd book & everyone seemed to think it was so great. The second half was much better. It also was full of crude, disturbing & graphic things. It was sort of a car accident for me. Even though it was a wreck I felt like I had to see it. (Especially after such a long boring ride) So I do think it is very well written and was a great mystery. I haven't however decided if I'm going to read the second book.. I just don't know if I should know better than to look at "car accidents" so to speak? If you have read the 2nd & have an opinion for me I would love to hear it. If not I am neither for or against this book.