This book was a little slow getting started but eventually it developed in a way that it was like watching a train wreck unfold. I got to the point where I couldn't put it down as I really wanted to see where the author was going to take it. So I would say this author knows how to suck you into the story, which is a plus for her. One reason for 3 stars rather than 4 or 5 would be the lack of development of some characters, including the son, Daniel and the hottie doctor, Steve. Because the voice is first person, these characters are realized via the main character's perception, but Daniel doesn't occupy much of his mother's thoughts in this book. He's pretty much a throwaway who only seems to be there to help set the "perfect family" scene at the beginning. It would have made more sense just to send him to tennis camp at the beginning and thereby not have to pretend he is part of the rest of the story. And Steve is so one-dimensional and fantastical that he is completely unbelievable. My other issue was the way everything got tied up in a neat bow very quickly at the end. If not exactly a fairy tale ending, it was still rather unrealistic for every loose end to be resolved in favor of the main character. Particularly considering the devastating events that had transpired.