I had chosen it as the book to start off my summer reading season, a season I had high hopes for. As you know, so far 2015 hasn’t been the best reading year for me so far. I was plagued with a vicious head cold when I read it, and that did not help matters. I found the prose to be very choppy and at times hard to follow. Was it me? Or was it the book?
The story is billed as
a dramatic story of pharmaceutical drug trials and Wall Street corruption; of pride and prejudice; of paranoia and office politics; of inheritance, influence, class, and power.
Sounds good, right? But it didn’t pan out. I found the characters to be very one dimensional, flat and predictable. There was some interesting class commentary, but not enough to sustain the novel.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review consideration.