I think Sophie's the bee's knees with the plotting of her earlier novels but there comes a time when one needs to separate the tuna from the herrings.
It is just incredibly tiring to work one's head around all her dialogue and trying not to be tripped over by the red herrings.
It's one thing to lay the trap but at the end of the day, it's a novel and when one just can't get into the characters/plots, it fails, despite whatever brilliant scheme is dreamed up.
I am going to give Sophie's book a rest till she improves on her writing and cut out the excesses from her books.
it just strains the credibility that people in real life talks the way her characters does in her books and says so much but mean so little in context!