I found this book on top of a box of deeply discounted books at my local grocery. Upon reading the blurb on its cover, I thought "Why not"? Upon returning home, I saw that the reviews weren't all that great.
Other than wondering what Eliza would do with Walter's request to visit him in prison, there was no suspense in this novel to speak of. I think the whole idea of Eliza acquiescing to his wish to talk to her regularly by phone was simply unbelievable.
Much of the story had nothing to do with the plot itself but more to do with Eliza's current life with her children. I could have quite enjoyed reading those parts had it been in a different genre - say, Contemporary - especially as it pertains to her teenage daughter.
I find it interesting that Eliza's time with Walter hasn't affected her much if at all in a negative way. Especially after what she had endured.