This book was a disappointment! There are authors and there are writers. Ms Mallery is a writer. Her use of offensive 4 letter words shows a lack of intelligence. It takes an author to come up with alternative language. Granted I only got to 27% of the book when I couldn't read any more ( the offensive language was becoming more frequent) . I don't watch TV or movies with this language so I'm not going to read it. Won't be purchasing any more of her books.