Certainly, I believe the author was aiming to eviscerate the reader. I believe the author managed to obtain that goal; however, for me, I could not accept Hailey's actions and reactions in the book.Hailey's character appeared to have been portrayed as an intelligent young woman; therefore, I expected her to act intelligently which was not the case.
I could believe everything else in the book, but not Hailey's reactions to her surroundings.
All other characterizations in the book were spot- on. Too bad, this could have been a really good book.