Nicely done. It left me wanting more and I don't mean that in a "good" way. Things get wound up a bit neatly, and I just wanted more exposition. But the novel, overall, is an engaging read and well worth the time one will spend getting to know these characters. Still, "Sugar" is the book by this author to read. It's more "fleshed out" in a character development sense. That written, Ms. McFadden is an author to cherish.