I found The Cradle to be an interesting but extremely odd novel. This is the story of a young couple, Matt & Marissa, who are expecting their first child. Out of the blue, Marissa tells Matt that she simply must have the cradle that she herself slept in as a child. OK, that’s the first odd thing. Matt agrees with little hesitation to track this cradle down. Second odd thing. Then suddenly, a storyline with new characters start. Third oddity. The rest of the novel tells of Matt’s journey to get the cradle, as well as what is happening with the lives of the other people in the adjacent storyline. The ending (you guessed it!) is as odd (besides a little creepy) as the rest. But here’s the oddest thing of all – I liked it.