I enjoyed every moment of this book right up to the last two chapters, then everything fell apart. Without divulging any pertinent details: the how and why behind everyone's disappearance made made absolutely no sense. (Perhaps my less-than-stellar grasp of science is responsible, but given a number of other folks at Goodreads seem to have the same complaint, it could also be caused by author error). Still, I enjoyed the journey of The Only Ones
enough that I'm willing to give Mr. Starmer a pass on those final mind-numbing pages.