Super fast author reply! Roughly 4 hours after sending out the original email, Will Lavender, author of Obedience replied! I decided to make a post right away, because, why not?
Anyway, he agreed that the book was complex, and said that he was trying to toe the line between "convoluted and crafty." He also mentioned that his new book, Dominance, came out last week, and that it's a "pretty straightforward murder mystery at heart." Check it out at Amazon here.
That's all for now!