I love Ruthie Knox's writing. The prequel novella to this series was amazing. However, the characters, aside from Caleb, in this book set my teeth on edge. While I could understand Ellen's POV, she came off as selfish and shrill. Her twin Jamie's side story with the neighbor Carly felt juvenile and out of place. Only Caleb was the shining star in this tale.
Having said that, I still have pre-ordered the next book in the series and am looking forward to it.