This one I chose almost on a whim, and it took me completely by surprise. Oddly funny; darkly so. Very human and real. You'll want to pay very close attention to details given seemingly randomly. You'll need them later. Beware that it does seem to start sluggishly; I wondered early on if I had made one of those occaisional mistakes voracious audiobook consumers dread. But if you are at all a fan of Brit mystery and drama, settle in as you'll get what you came for and more. I'll be tearing through the balance of the series as soon as time permits
When I read the great reviews about this book, I was really looking forward to the listen. I was terribly disappointed. The author was trying to be creative in her approach to writing a mystery novel. However, she failed terribly. This was more a sociological study than a mystery. I think the author fell in love with her own words at the expense of the plot which was confusing and, even more disappointingly, unsuspenseful. The reader was terrible. Why do readers of English novels have to make their English accent so overly English? Could Susan Jameson have rolled her "R's" any longer.The plot was confusing and the ending like a limp rag. I couldn't wait for the book to be done. If you're looking for a good well written mystery novel, try anything by James Lee Burke or Henning Mankell.
This was a very good book until the author threw in graphic gratuitious sexual details which don't change, nor do they add to, the story in any way. Don't waste your time.
If it wasn't for the detective, Jackson Brodie, I would have given this book 1 star. He, at least, brings some life into it. And, I did care for some of the characters and all of the victims. But, I wanted to put a sock in the mouths of the sisters. After 2 hours, I almost gave up, it was just so boring and I had 8 1/2 hours of listening to go....OH MY! I finally listened to it with an earplug in one ear while watching TV. It that boring!!