I have enjoyed this series, but this book dragged. It is almost 500 pages, and it felt like a real slog. The characters were really unlikeable; I not only did not care what happened to them, I felt that whatever bad happened to them, they deserved.
This book is set in 1989 with flashbacks to 1979. I did not appreciate the plot, even though its premise could have been valid in the time period.
I finished the book because I have read the whole series and there is only one more book after this one. Previously I thought the later books in this series were actually getting better, but I really did not care for this one.