It's not a hard read, nor is it a long one, at 280 pages. Not bad for a first novel, from a businessman! The female character, Abigail, rings true. This is another thing I watch for. I want the characters to be believable, and you find this in writers who have had real-life experiences, and can redraw their characters in their work.
The main character, Stan Foster, is looking for redemption in the city, after he survives a suicide attempt which leaves him with amnesia. I won't tell any more, but the story unfolds and becomes even more and more gruesome! His antagonist is a rather hideous woman, making his characters all rather unique. It's not a bad first try.