Phew. Took me what seems like forever to read this one. And it was a pretty good book, the main plot was pretty solid and the ending was a real surprise..
What really held me back was the whole back story. Everyone had a tragic past and it had to be rehashed every other page and jeebus, I just. don't. care. I'm not bloody Dr. Phil, get on with it.
But overall, it's good enough that I'll give the second book a chance.