I'd say this book is rather easy on the language, smooth on the plot, and straightforward in the scheme. More like one (two spin-offs at the most) episode(s) of a crime drama shown on a Friday night. As intense, passionate and exhilarating as the plot design is, the characters are flat, black-or-white, and the crimes contain not much sophistication.
Being my first JP novel, I would say it did impress me on its creativity. However, I would have hoped more delicate narrations and intricate relations in the book.
Anyway, quite a nice read.
If only someone would recommend some more fantastic crime fiction.
Big fan here, woohoo...