I haven't read anything by Iris Johansen in a while, this one was good. It started off with a bang, but it doesn't tell you what is going on until partway into the book...basically the reader finds out as Devon finds out, though there are hints along the way. But the secret is so off-the-wall that it's not one a person would guess. The ending isn't really a surprise, there's a little twist at the end, but it doesn't really make or break the storyline - it could have been left out. But it was good for what it was, and I did enjoy reading it.