An excellent book by Iles, though I wish I had read the first book before this one to get more the back story. However, it not really necessary to do so before reading this book. The Plot is excellent but I wish there was a little more twisting in who killed Kate. Halfway through the book, I picked out the real killer(s) and so I would have liked a bit more of a twist. On the flip side, the book is gripping and does make a good story.