In all fairness, I skipped through the last 200 pages or so. I read the last few. But I couldn't stand majority of this book. Tedious at best. I sort of understand drawing similarities to The Da Vinci Code, but for all of Dan Brown's short comings as a writer, he at least knew how to keep a reader engaged. Ms. Wasserman on the other hand, seemed determined to bore me to death. Character development was great and the cover is gorgeous...but that's about it.