This is book 5 in the John Cleaver series, which I’ve already said I LOVE. So much of this book felt like one thing happening, then another, then another, rather than a cohesive plot arc. That was necessary to make the twist work, but I wasn’t really surprised by the twist, since nothing else in the book had seemed important. Then things got really twisty, but it just felt like chaos. I still really like the characters and the ethical conundrums they face, so it wasn’t a total loss, but this definitely is the low point of the series for me.