I don't know
No..I love every one of the other Robert B Parker's books.....and I own them all. This one is full of angst about Jesse's ex--wife, a ditz who anyone can see is "using"Jjesse, his drinking, and sexual tension, which Parker generally handles with flair, but, in this book, seems crass and overplayed. The plot is cast in third place so Jesse can maunder about his past, etc...Awful!,,
How do I count the ways.......his editor took a nap on this one. Dreadful book.
The narration is very true to the feel of the series, particularly the main character.
Story is involving and interesting, the outcome is believable and not intelligence insulting.
Not too bad.
The change, and there is one, in Molly.
The cat on Jesse's lap.
A real step forward in the Jesse Stone series.
I like the new author, lets see if he can do it again.