I thought this book was well worth reading. The characters were realistic and likeable, with a few exceptions on the likable part! The story was intriguing and well developed. It astounds me how carefully different aspects of the plot fit together nicely without seeming contrived.
I was a little creeped out by the character that was ultimately found to be the culprit in this story. The terror scenes within were convincing, although disturbing! It seems as though the author has a keen understanding of the deviant mind and used that understanding to entertain her audience.
There were a few typos that could have been avoided, but they were not distracting. One that I thought was a typo turned out not to be. (I'd made an assumption that the reference to "trot line" was supposed to be "trout line," so when I saw the same "error" I realized that I might be wrong...and indeed I was!) The author used different fonts to distinguish the different points of view. The use of different fonts was helpful to me in knowing who to attribute those sections to. It wasn't overused, but rather very effective.
I like the fact that the story was based in Louisiana...my home state...but the characters were not cajun caricatures. So often, Louisianians are depicted as backward and illiterate, speaking a tongue that is almost indiscernible. It was a refreshing view of Louisiana, a beautiful state with beautiful people.