I got wrapped up in this story right away, and it was a quick read for me. I wouldn't call it an "easy" read necessarily, because I did feel a little stressed out while I was reading this due to the subject matter. I couldn't imagine living with the guilt and worry and lies for so many years! Around the second half of the story I felt a little disengaged in comparison to the first half, but I still enjoyed it. I found a majority of the characters annoying and/or unlikable in the second half of the story, and I found myself getting really frustrated with them. The reason I gave 5 stars is because I really enjoyed reading this book, and felt a lot of emotion while reading.