I am not a Stephen King fan so this book was off genre for me. Irrespective of that, I do think the writer has talent. The characters were interesting and the plot was fleshed out fairly well. The book had some editorial issues that made it hard for me to follow an already difficult story line.
I had the end figured out quite early so there was no real suspense. There are a couple of tangents in the story that I found superfluous. My rating is actually 3.5 stars.
I do recommend this author to Stephen King genre fans - it just didn't interest me that much.