What an interesting story. I had no clue where the story was going to go and why some of the characters were included. However, it was all neatly wrapped up in the end, but not in any sort of predictable way. I really don't like a predictable story!
Some of the reviews criticized the ending and whether or not redemption was deserved and whether the redemption was properly "applied". I liked the ending; I liked the whole story!
Sure, there were some weaknesses, Amina's story could have been better developed perhaps. She wasn't the strongest fit in the whole saga, but I didn't really mind how her story evolved. I loved Nnamdi's story though! His story was fully developed, from beginning to end and quite interesting to boot. I also liked Laura and how she pieced the puzzle together. I really like how she handled herself in Africa. Was this a realistic story? I don't know, I don't really care at this point. It was plausible and very well written.
This is a good book and deserving of the accolades it has received!