I liked the dark tone of the book and the family dynamics involved. There were a couple of things that did bother me though. I thought the sex scenes would be much better served in a work of erotica, not in a book about emotional healing. It just didn't lend itself to the loving connection that the characters had going on. At least not to me. The other thing that pulled me out of the story a bit was the non-American words and phrases that these born and raised Americans used.