Yes, I finished this. But it also reaffirms that I no longer found J.L. Merrow's writing style to fit my liking. I used to like her but then she became too, uhm, British for me. I just don't feel that comfortable with British tone (compared to American tone). I guess I just learned English from watching American TV and listening to American music too much that it shaped my preference. Sure, I don't avoid ALL British tone books, it always depends on my brain; some authors writes British tone that my brain can accept (don't ask me how) but clearly Merrow wasn't one of them.
No rating because this is clearly MY ISSUES not the book.