Not a book for anyone that cannot or does not want to be poorly assaulted by crude and explicit violence and sex. I don't think Robert understands a woman's psyche well enough to pull off the evil manipulation that he was trying to achieve. The story felt choppy at times and unfulfilled at others. Almost like he threw several short stories together without attempting to merge them. Really debating on going on to the next book. I'll sit on it and if it itches in a month I'll attempt the second.