What could have been said in say 400 pages, turned into almost a freeform association of ideas and so not very captivating for the reader for a good deal of the time. That's a pity because the subject is one of the most important of our time. I don't know what the editors were thinking, but the reader willed the whole thing to end. And in the end...the final section seemed contrived. So I am guessing that the author is not very good at endings. Other than that , some good writing, suspense, descriptions; and for this subject of child abuse - its not an easy task.