The reviews for this book are fantastic. And I agree about her writing - Atkinson is a great writer - but there is something about the structure of this story that just didn't jive with me. There were too many different story lines, and even though I understand that she was making the different stories converge, it ended up being way too confusing at the beginning. Perhaps if I had have read earlier works featuring the same detective characters, I would be more interested. It was very hard for this new reader to jump into an established author's series because of stylistic constraints.