I was hooked on this novel for the first chapter. A killer on death row admits that he killed yet another victim, the sister of a politician. I was hooked.
Then the novel began with another (unrelated) plot. A woman finds a strange photo in the packet of pictures she had developed. Then her husband disappears. Then. . .
Honestly, I felt like I was in the middle of one of those soap operas, where you only see five minutes of a plot at a time. It's like a jigsaw puzzle that you have to put together. The plots in this novel kept switching and made no sense; they didn't seem to relate to each other.
And characters? This novel had a whole slew! Far too many to remember. A reader almost needs to jot down each character with a brief description in a notebook just to get the gist of who's who.
Seriously, a reader almost needs a roadmap to get through this novel. I liked the initial story, but then the novel went in too many different directions.