This is sophomoric writing. I don't usually criticize authors because they do research and weave words in better ways than I. This book is way over priced because it reads like a Nancy Drew book from 50 years ago. Maybe worse. Construction is horrid; wrong words are used; reads at a 5th grade level.
The story may be good but this writer's craft makes it very difficult to read. I do not not find it spellbinding or gripping in any way.