RaveThe Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe breezy tone of the early chapters gives way to a very disturbing tale. We who thought we were the narrator's confidants now realize that much has been withheld, and what is in store can't be good. Part of my fascination and admiration for this book is the non-linear story line. Fowler skillfully keeps dozens of plot threads fresh in the reader's mind as she moves backward and forward in time. The instances where I needed to retrace my steps only added more substance to the journey … Ms. Fowler cleverly weaves research and anecdotes from the scientific record into her story of human inquiry and fallibility. You travel through this story hoping to proclaim a villain, but you can't. All the players are treated fairly. There is plenty of blame and praise to spread around, and for the reader, wisdom gained.