I enjoyed this, as I did the others in the series. It was a gut-wrencher, though. I suspected what Curran was doing and why, but it didn't make it any easier to live through it with Kate. I didn't buy the reason for it and I though Curran wasn't true to his character. Kate can take care of herself and he knows it. I want to say that Kate's reaction wasn't really true to her character, either, but after no explanation when she asked directly and people repeatedly throwing it in her face, I really could understand why she doubted (despite first being convinced there was a reason). So, I spent most of the book twisted in knots.