What the hell? What. The. Hell???
From the moment Jack said Will had drowned, this book turned to shit. I know authors think it's clever to not give readers what they want, but there was nothing clever about this shit. The second half of this book was mind-numbing and pointless. Everything was pointless. I am so mad. We already know William Thornhill fucks up everything he touches, I didn't sit through secret river just to watch him fuck everything up for a second time. ARGH.
Also, wow, killing Sal off screen so we can have the evil stepmother?? Really??? Sal should have had to confront her role too. Jesus, nothing was dealt with. It was all teenage crush for the first half, boring marriage to boring man for the second. Nothing came of anything. I call bullshit.