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I slowly, ever so slowly, became engaged with this story, but found it lacking fundamental elements of a good mystery. For a plethora of reasons, I felt I had begun reading a novel in the middle of a series and desperately needed the backstory. The author made attempts at providing one, but somehow, it seemed a bit contrived and shallow.
Still, I found the premise of the story and the twisted, turning familial crises interesting enough to keep me with it to the end. The "mystery" is a good one, is was just that the story supporting the mystery needed bolstering.
Set in Europe, the background of Zurich and elsewhere made for an interesting locale for the events surrounding the missing boy.
Can't say I wasted my time or money, but this was not the best I've read recently by far.