This novel made the possibility of having a child you love disappear without a trace all too real and frightening. That reality was presented very well. I also liked the interesting bits about memory and photography, which sort of saved the book for me. But boy, was it boring--I skimmed about a fourth of it just to get to the last part, which I already knew, thanks to a GR review whose writer did not care to include a Spoiler Alert mark to spare a bored reader the premature discovery of the ending of the story. Spoilers. What a way to ruin a reading experience. Moral lesson: Don't look at reviews in the middle of reading a book.