This book gives some insights into the past of Sterne, Ash and Garreth (I still love that Garreth is treated like an actual character!), which is all interesting. Those scenes that were left out in "The Definitive..." and you wondered why why why? Some of them are here! Unfortunately, one star is subtracted because of the story I had actually been waiting for, i.e. the 1985 just-after-the-case time period. After all the flashbacks I was thrilled to get some Albert & Ash time, but... it was too much. Too much talking of feelings and being open-minded and all that. Ash says so many times that he is not close with his family, yet the stuff he tells them? Doesn't add up for me.