I've never been a fan of the crime novel, except for the works of Kathy Reichs (of which I am addicted). But reading the jacket of this book, finding out it's set about three hours from my home town, well, it piqued my interest.
It wasn't one of those books that I read in one sitting. It was one of those books that I had to put aside and cogitate for an evening - or try to forget about when I came upon the gruesome details of murders. What I did love was that the characters had so many different dimensions: they were good, but they were flawed.
I find that I read so many books that are very similar: woman author, family drama or looking for love, predictable story, etc. This one (and the last, for that matter) have been such departures from my comfort zone. It's been a good experience!