This one started out good and the author has an interesting writing style, but it was too easy to figure out where the story was going. About halfway through, I started having a hard time focusing on the story as it started to drag out a bit. There were some interesting characters, but it became confusing once more and more characters were introduced, each with their own story. It just became too much to keep up with, especially when reading about Clare's past. That much detail of the past can be tricky when trying to maintain a reader's interest and it just didn't work well for me. I did push through to the end but felt like it took much too long to get there.