What a horrible horrible book! I couldn't believe this was the same author that wrote Skeletons at the feast which was sick a good book. I had to finish this just to know what happened but man, this was bad. First of all, I hated the varying view points. They were distracting and hard to follow, not to mention pointless at times (like that of the cat). Secondly, the whole plot was just bad. SPOILER: bleeding and killing a child just to stay young? Just didn't make ANY sense to me. And killing off the psychiatrist? I didn't get why that was necessary for the plot to do forward. Ug, not a book I would recommend to ANYONE, which is sad because I loved Skeletons at the Feast.