Just a 2. It was a slog. The characters weren't particularly likeable. They were superficial egocentric sketches, aimlessly richocheting off of each other's lives. Confusing, muddy, angst-ridden. Buried secrets, lies and perceived lies, all over-magnified into dramatic substrate.
Found these two books nestled against each other on my ereader: Why Men Lie Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty