The pace is intermittent and fleeting. The reader doesn’t get a chance to absorb the characters or the plot; story quickly shuffles from one character to another, missing out on scenes that could’ve been interesting, like, for instance, Thomas walking in on his wife in bed with another man.
Reading on, more and more characters come in to play. Initially, I was under the impression that the story centered on Thomas and his “sins,” but it didn’t seem to hold true. There were just too many characters. Additionally, when I found out that the new apartment might be haunted, I was expecting Thomas to go through a “Devil’s Advocate” thing with maybe even an actual devil showing up. That would’ve been awesome.
Sadly, this book was not what I expected.
My rating: 2 stars