well, it's quite the ride--I did actually read about fifty pages more late last night, but didn't get here to check in; and a bunch of pages this morning. intense and thrilling, a dastardly killer/tormentor who is obviously very smart and very screwed up. plus--always a bonus for me--we have a hypnotist in the mix! I don't think this is the holiest of holies--an Evil Hypnotist--but I love hypnotists in stories, and hypnotism scenes, and if he doesn't turn out to be Evil, well, someone creeping around in this story obviously is. I have a feeling I'm in for a highly suspenseful and effective finale...please please please. last thought for now: Rizzoli continues to be a wonderful character, maybe more interesting lately since getting herself into a bit of trouble (good for you, Rizzoli!).