I'd say the word to describe this book so far is compelling. Terrific drama in this opening scene. I'll either buy the book now (very likely--since books are my weakness) or wait for it to come out in paperback and buy it then.
I was enjoying the read, but after today...wow. What a cliffhanger. I hate it when the week ends like this. I guess now we see why it's titled "Hear No Evil". I guess I'll be going to the library to see what happens.