Hmmph, I am not sure about this book. The actual "mystery" part could have been handled in 100 pages or less. However, there was a lot of "back-storying" going on. Much of the back story didn't really add to the book and what was up with all the italic sections? The compelling part of the book, to me anyway, really was the mystery and the aspect of the civil war that was going on in Sri Lanka. How much Gamini coveted his brother's, not so much! At any rate, I didn't hate this book, but I don't know that I would be making any strong recommendations for others to read it. It was better than just ok, but not by much.