This is the first time I've read the author. Id be hard pressed to do it again. The story seemed to be going up and down on the spot with occasional forward moves that didn't excite me at all. With few exceptions the characters didn't, grow, change or even reveal themselves. There were passing references to other side to their lives but these weren't developed. A bit of a yawn that I only finished because I'd bought the book. A disappointing debut for me.