For disclosure purposes I received this book from the author. If a book could have schizophrenia I would diagnose this one as having a form of it. I've seen stories do an about face but this one had me shaking my head in almost disbelief. It's a shame as the author writes quite well and can tell a story if she wants. You see it shine through here and there.I'm also never a fan of intended sequels with cliffhanger endings. I find them disingenuous. If I'm enjoying the book I will seek out the next but being forced to greatly annoys me.I guess it sounds like I'm savaging this book and I guess I am but only because I saw such promise in her writing to start and great potential for this tale. I still enjoyed most of it but am really not sure I'll ever seek out the sequels.