Let me say first of all that this is Not My Thing. This sort of book is not something I'd voluntarily read if not pressured into it by numerous friends. I don't LIKE books like this. At all. Ever.And yet, this one was not so bad. It was first of all, very well-written. The narrators were engaging and real. The situation, gruesome as it was, read as quite believable. The plotting was solid. Did I like it? Not so much. Was it really, really good? Yes. Stars. This is impossible. For me? 3, maybe. For the writing? A solid 4.5. Call it 4 because if you like this sort of thing, you will LOVE this.