Unfortunately - due to the way this book was written - I had a hard time getting into the book. The interweaving of 3rd person-based story lines with a 1st person story line was bad enough. It was made worse by the lack of proper transitions. Every time I found myself getting into a segment of a story line, it would quickly jump to one of the others without any kind of rhyme or reason. It was very frustrating.
All in all, the concepts were good. I just did not care for the layout.
I think the book would have been better if it all had been written in 3rd person with the past flashbacks at properly placed transitions.