This is another book that sucks you in right away. The story begins with the two main characters being held at gunpoint in a Circle-K. You feel compelled to find out what happens to them. In addition, with Shandi’s miracle genius child and the surrounding mystery, as well as the general disfunction afoot, this is a grand story which is a very fast read. I became disillusioned close to the end of the book and felt like the characters weren’t well-developed enough, but then the plot took off in ways I could have never predicted and I scampered toward the end. I loved the surprises along the way and I liked the premise. It was a great, fast-paced, and enjoyable read.