definitely the best so far. I've read all of the currently published novels and the question is, will I read the next. I'm not sure that I will. I'm pretty satisfied with this as the end of Kate's story, whether Andrews meant for it to be the end or not. Kate has finally had a personal growth and moved beyond the conditioning if her childhood. she has a business, an adopted child, a happy relationship, and I feel like it's a good place to end her story. I know it won't be the end because Andrews is setting it up so that she kills/subdues Roland, but for me I think this is it.