I don't really understand the hype that I've seen about this book. I don't find this thrilling or suspenseful and there have been some gory parts but even those parts weren't scary at all. I am not sure how I feel about the author's portrayal of Chicago as I tend to feel almost protective of it. I always feel like that it is hard to really capture the essence of Chicago unless you have lived there. Clearly I am just overprotective of it and don't want to share Chicago with others. I was hoping for a really thrilling story and so far that is not what I've gotten.