I usually do not read thrillers for the same reason I don't watch intense movies with too much violence or horror movies. They scare me. But I really enjoyed this one. I am a nurse and liked the attention to detail given to the medical scenes. I loved the characters and was really pulling for them as I got to know them the more I read about them. This was a great story which kept my interest and I did not want to put it down. This is a great novel if you love a well written story with engaging characters. It has humor in just the right amounts to offset the darker moments. Much of the story is written from the killers viewpoint which makes you want to yell out loud to watch out. I loved the ending and it left me wanting to read more to find out what the characters do next with their lives. Not to be a spoiler, but this is a love story behind the drama. Good read and I hope everyone will give this debut novel by a new author a chance.