3.5 StarsThis book was everything it promised to be - creepy, thrilling, fast paced - I just couldn't put it down. It was mindblowing. It was scary. I think I will have nightmares for weeks because of this book. But, it didn't meet my expectations.I would have gladly given this book five stars - but there was something more that I wanted from it and it failed to deliver. I loved the idea of this book - the whole thing was very, very disturbing. But the writing felt off most of the time. Like the author didn't know how to express this idea in words to do it enough justice. And that was exactly what happened. I will definitely stick with this series - the whole concept of Dr. Lecter is enough to blow my mind away.Not recommended to the faint of heart.