I can't say I enjoyed the story that much. It had potential but the whole thing seemed to be a lot of random name dropping and it was padded with fluff. Like the character in the novel who was recovering from brain surgery and felt disconnected with her previous life, I felt disconnected with the novel. I'm not sure if it was the writing style, the main character or the day-time soap opera (that seemed to be a running theme), that made me not care, but something didn't quite work. Perhaps it wasn't gritty enough for me. I give it 2 and a half stars.