This was so far from what I consider Great Patterson. The second novella was a real disappointment, a bit let down with the ending just as you were beginning to care about the characters. Each one was not what I had expected. Think I will stick with the New York Detective with all the children and the Women's Murder Club. They are much more focused and keep you wanting to know what is going to happen next. I admiure Mr Patterson but sometimes in trying to keep that title of Prolific Writer he adds his name to work that is far below what we admire about him.