I thought "Shared" was an awesome novel. Everytime I thought I knew what would happen something else happened. Definitely not what I call a light read. The characters acted true to form as real people do...we believe they should do or act a certain way but no, they have to prove us wrong so much of the time. The descriptions of the New Zealand & Maori areas were a wonder to read. I would recommend this to anyone that I know who has an open mind!