Not my usual genre but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It was genuinely creepy and engrossing. I felt like the last half of the book is where the author really got into the groove, the characters, dialogue and story became powerful. I would have gone 5 stars but some of the early dialogue and characterization felt unrealistic and would have benefitted from a bit more research, especially in the area of the police work and human relationships. All in all though, it's an awesome first novel, I look forward to his next book!