Loved it. Much better than the first one. Mind-bendingly brilliant and now I gots a taste for a man who is older, thanks to Tony and his fucked up hotness.
I learnt to appreciate the authors style and quality of writing, though there were some pointless chapters like the ones with Sophia and Derek - I found them to be quite boring and impatiently scanned through them most of the time. My one other critique about the authors writing was that she used the word 'vista' to describe EVERYTHING in both book 1 & 2. It became predictable when she was going to use it. "Claire looked out the window and scanned the urban vista," blah blah blah. That's not an actual quote, just me giving a rubbish example.
I always knew from the very start of book 1 that Catherine was a fucking psycho.
I loved the way the back story was woven together and related to the main plot, and how the revelations were subtly revealed through a mixed third person narrative.
I have no idea how I went from loathing Tony within the first half, then loving him in the second. For that, again I appraise you, Aleatha Romig.
Now I can't wait for book 3 which comes out in two weeks time.