I nearly quit reading this book near page 180. When I read some of the numerous positive reviews on Amazon and decided to skim through the rest. Instead, I became riveted and enthralled with the turns taken. The style, pace, and events from the beginning of the book made perfect sense once I discovered what it lead up to. I couldn't gulp down the final 140 pages quickly enough for my thirst. Thanks, Monica Wood, for dreaming up this book.