More like a 2-1/2 for me. The story skips around to different years so I to keep track of what was happening where I started to keep a list of who was talking in which years. It wasn't that compelling of a story for me so after awhile I stopped doing that--it didn't much matter what happened when. There was no real difference in Rose Gold and Patty's characters but it was clear which was the mother and which was the daughter. By time I got to the end I wasn't sure what the point was although I did like the way Wrobel ended it. Over all I wasn't impressed. Maybe because the two books I read just before this one (New Husband and Playing Nice) were such white knuckle reads. At this point I don't see myself picking up another by Wrobel, not because she's a bad writer but there are books that are more in line with what I consider an outstanding read.