Scott NIcholson is one of my favorite authors and this one had been on my TBR list for quite a while. Finally having the time, I grabbed this one up. The book description compares it to the Jeff Lindsay's Dexter books, of which I am a big fan, so I was expecting something dark, creepy and filled with the murders of a serial killer.
First of all, this is completely different than what I am used to reading from Nicholson. Yes, it was very dark and very creepy. I just thought that the story took a long time to develop. I understand that the author was giving us a full background of the main character, all the horrible things that went into his childhood and growing up years, the years of abuse, that went into making this man the killer he turned out to be. But being a thriller fan, I wanted more of the the serial killer on the hunt and to read about how the police would be on his trail. That really isn't what this book is about. This book is more about the inner struggle of a man with multiple personalities and what happens when one of these personality tries to take control of the others. There is a lot of reading of the arguing between the personalities in the main character's head, what he calls the Bone House. There is murder involved but it almost seems to be the secondary story. Yes, it is pretty interesting, but again, this isn't what I was expecting from the book description.
It was a good book but not what I expected. Scott Nicholson is a very good writer and I had no trouble finishing this book but it just wasn't what I was hoping for.