This was a pretty different mystery than the usual mystery genre books. Plot kept moving, very fast paced. I was forgetting who some of the characters were there were so many. However, I am a huge huge fan of The Devil of Nanking by Hayder and the plot twist/dropped bomb at the end of that book left me speechless; it was like a hard blow to the stomach. I could not read another book for about 5 months it affected me so much. The twist in Island? Mundane at best.