I had so looked forward to reading this book, but very quickly my hopes were dashed. Over halfway through I was still trying to sort out the characters. The plot was good, but moved far too slowly. The final 75 pages were better as I had finally figured out who everyone was and it all came together. A number of times, I nearly abandoned the book, but thought it must get better. Overall it was very disappointing. I hope she tries again, because clearly Rowling is an amazing talent. This one misses the mark.