This is the first read by this author. Awesome suspense, though the violence is a bit brutal. And I'm not sure how the rest of this series will play, but I liked the discussion of women as victims and how that might impact their interpersonal relationships.
As a heads up: If you intend to read this series start with this book. I inadvertently picked up the fourth book - for whatever reason I had it down as the first book and in the first chapter it discussed a TON of plotlines in this book. So read them in order.