Ok, the book was readable and I liked the suspense part, but oh my God, wasn't the main character annoying!! Anyone with a little spark of intellect would have told the truth to police immediately. Our paranoic Kate, however, would hide it until the very end. They blackmail her, they attack her, they break into her house, does this teach her anything? No, of course not. She needs to have her son kidnapped to finally realize it's about time she really spoke to police. And what is she hiding with such fervour, you might ask. Well, the fact that once, when she was a teenager, she was a witness to a murder. A witness. That's all. She didn't kill anyone herself, she didn't sell drugs, she didn't assault people. All this stupid fuss about something she wasn't guilty of. And because of that, she would hide a lot of other, quite useful facts, from police - obviously, she doesn't care that this information could help solve another crime. Actually, when it comes to caring, she only cares about her son. Obsessively. She has no life of her own, no hobbies, no friends, and her constant preoccupation with no one and nothing but her son was plain boring to read about.The only thing I liked about this book was the fact that I read it in a French translation and it was useful for learning new words. That's the only reason why I give it 2 stars and not 1.