I tried very hard to get into this book. In fact I tried so hard that I read 72% of the book before I finally admitted defeat.
The things I had problems with is that the mundane actions in this story are over described in a way that leaves you thinking "Well, duh!" and it happens enough that it pulls you out of the story. Leaving you annoyed at times even.
My other main issue was quite the opposite of the first. See while the little things of over explained, the main details of the plot and the back story is under explained to the point your left confused. I like what the author was trying to do. Spinning a story based around the Lost Colony. It's something that hasn't been done to death, and very little people know about it. But that was the problem. We DON'T know anything about that lore and therefore left lost and feeling slightly bulldozed over by the information that is given to us.
Still I did like Miranda and Phillips. Both as a couple and just as individual characters I found them likable and well fleshed out. Overall I truly think this could be a great book with a few changes to make the reader understand the plot a bit more.