I did not complete this book -- and it is highly unusual for me to not give an author "just one more chapter" to catch my interest. I did not care for the clumsy back and forth in time, and the dialogue was bland and uninteresting. The relationships - dismal. The storyline - depressing. I can deal with depressing stories, but usually an author interjects a ray of hope or sunshine somewhere for a little relief. It hadn't happened by page 50, so enough was enough.