I loved The Dry but this one just did not do it for me. The suspense of The Dry was not there. I kept putting it down and picking it up a few days later and by the time I was almost through reading it, I cared not on iota for any of the characters. Also, I was perplexed as to why, in basically a plot-driven book, the cop had to have a few pages devoted to his personal angsty history. I love really suspenseful books and if you are like me you can't go past Security by Gina Wohlsdorf.