This books ends with a cliffhanger but it's not one where you're screaming, "What the fudge!" I can wait until I start the next book. The story itself is good. I know there were some reviewers that didn't like Vivian at all but I thought she was a good character. She wasn't some instant, fairy tale, mother which with her background wouldn't have made sense. She was trying. The one thing that made me yell out, "Don't do it!" was when they were at the hotel and one of the survivors started playing the piano. Way to call the dead to you buddy! Anyway, I enjoyed this audiobook. Hillary Huber did a great job with the narration.