I wanted to finish this, but I just couldn't bring myself to go back to it. Maybe one day...
My trouble with the book was that, though the writing was lovely and Rowling-esque (very direct narration, cleverly drawn characters), the characters were so disagreeable that I just couldn't be drawn into the story.
I got about halfway through the book before I realized that there was not one sympathetic character in the entire story. And there are LOT of characters, which is one reason it took me so long to decide not to finish. It took several chapters for me to sort out the names and characters.
Anyway, I love Rowling's writing, and I wanted to read her adult-aimed fiction. Maybe I will get back to it when I don't have a lot of other books in the stack calling my name.