I was surprised by the other reviews for this book. This was one of the first suspense novels I've read in a while that I had a tough time putting down. It's a very fast read, perfect for a couple of late night reading sessions or for a vacation to the beach. It's true that you can pretty much figure out "whodunnit" before the main characters do, and occasionally you'll shake your head and say, "No, you silly, don't do *that*." But hey, that doesn't necessarily take away from the experience (alright, it's a cheap thrill when you figure things out before the main character, but I'll take it). The author does, however, seem to have a thing for characters soiling themselves in one way or another when they get scared (do we really need that?). Overall, though, quite a good read.