If you infer a religious motif from the number 7, you are right. There’s a plot twist here, too, but I don’t want to spoil it, other than to say Myla Goldberg did it better in Bee Season. And that wasn’t the only time I wondered about Pearsall’s, ahem, influences.
The characters are pretty much cardboard, and the plot is fairly predictable.
I enjoyed Pearsall’s, All of the Above, but this one – not so much.