I rated this book one star.
I think the author should stick to chess books.
I really wish I could give this book a negative rating. Now that I am finished, I'm wondering why I bothered to finish. (Okay, I do know why. I kept hoping it would make sense?)
The story is discombobulated, disjointed, wove between past, present, reality, delusion, and whatever else the author decided to throw in. I thought the character had drug and alcohol issues? I wondered if the author was in an altered state of mind when she wrote it. Maybe that accounted for all the typos and errors too? (Although I'm sure a good editor or publisher wouldn't have overlooked them. Oh wait. I don't think any decent publisher would publish this.) As for the book being about Oshkosh, Wisconsin, I think the author needed to make a trip down memory lane. A walk around Lake Winnebago in a few hours? Maybe if she was Flash Gordon. Anyone who can look at a map can see that a stroll around Lake Winnebago would take a bit more than a few hours.
An absolute waste of time. I will not bother to read the sequels, as I really don't care. Nor will I be recommending this book to others.