First of all, I wasn't sure if I was going to read this book, or, if I did if I would allow myself to get past the whole hauntings idea behind it and just enjoy the story. I did read read it. I didn't really like the hauntings idea, but I did enjoy the murder mystery aspect of the book. I also liked the way she tied everyone and everything together at the end. At first they just seemed like random characters. Not my favorite Picoult, but not bad.