This is a first [a:Etienne|1026100|Etienne|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1302651763p2/1026100.jpg] book I read so it could be that I'm not familiar with his style. But I'm just glad I got to finish this at last.
The puppy and the food cinched it for me. The story itself was decent if somewhat boring. Didn't feel any emotion throughout; even on the relationship between both MCs. For someone who supposed to harbor one-sided love for his best-friend, Mike didn't sound like a man with suppressed feeling. Likewise when George realized his true feeling when his buddy got shot shielding him.
And the jump of POVs between MC, the stalker, and the killer kinda annoyed me. At least the puppy was cute and there was plenty mention of FOOD. That helped.