I enjoyed this book at the beginning, but it was really getting grating by the mid point. This book is based on the Oedipal story, so they story line is basically known from the start. Add to that a bunch of unlikable characters and unbelievable coincidences, and you have a book with not much going for it. As a resident of Seattle, I was also distracted by the author using real places in the book. I also wondered why he made up the name of the kids' middle school, but not the names of anything else. Minor, I know, but when he's using the real names of everything else, it did make me curious.