I would give this a 2.5. As many others have said, I wanted to like this more than I did. The premise is intriguing and this is definitely a suspenseful book. However, it was very predictable (and I actually attempt to NOT make predictions because I like being surprised). There were so many promising aspects that ended up fizzling out. I will read Jill Hathaway's next book; I believe she is a talented author and hope her writing will mature.