This is a long book. I finished it in a week however. It could've been sooner but I was trying to stretch it out. I enjoyed Go Tell the Bees etc. Having read some of the negative reviews there are some aspects that I do agree with. Little more air time for Claire and Jamie would have been good. After all we all come back for them. Possibly a little less on Lord John and his brother and Hal's family. Lord John has his own series so perhaps it could have gone there. I hope the next book is not such a long wait for fans.