I think my disappointment in this book comes from expecting too much from this author. I recently read The Diary by Eileen Goudge and I was blown away by it. So going into this book I think I may have had too high of expectations. That said...the characters in this book were very hard to get attached too. I found myself thinking that they probaly deserved the bad things that were happening to them. The prologue was the only place that I could feel any sympathy for them. After that I had a hard time caring about their problems.