This book was on the list for the mystery club I attend which is why I bought it. I literally had to force myself to finish it. Otherwise I would have stopped after the first 2 hours. Why spend 15 minutes describing a room that 2 characters simply meet in for 30 seconds? Do we really need to hear the entire life history of each and every character no matter how minor a part they play in the story? The murderer is so improbable its laughable. I think this is just an 83 year old author who is riding on her past fame. Does she still have an editor? If so, this book would easily be 200 pages shorter. And that last scene where Adam's girlfriend reads his letter through the end of the book is enough to gag you. Gooey nonsense. Had this been P.D. James' first book, it would never have made it.
I agree with the reviews from Jc from Ashburn, VA and Suandrix from Lewis Center, OH. This was the worst book I "tried to listen to" that I can remember. After 2 hours, I couldn't take it anymore. This is the first time I writen a review as I thought it was that bad. While I was here, I also wrote a review for "Last Man Standing" which was long but excellent.