Oh what a tangled web we weave! I thought this book had great original ideas and was going to be a solid 4 stars...but unfortunately the ending, Effie’s epilogue, was weak and badly done, which disappointingly,brought it down a peg. I felt a lot of compassion for Ryan’s character. It really showed how quickly a plan for revenge could spiral out of control with disastrous consequences. Laura’s character was very good too; manipulative, evil, damaged and loathesome. All in all..quite a good and complex little thriller.