All Julia Spencer-Fleming's books follow the same format. The Reverend gets involved in a situation, goes out on her own to answer questions, gets into trouble and is rescued by the sherriff. However, they are all good reads in that she develops her characters well and the inner turmoil of Claire Ferguson is believeable. The novel moves right along. I really enjoy this author.
I enjoy Suzanne Toren as a general narrator and think she does a good job of female voices, however, her rendition of male voices is harsh and jarring to the ear. I'm having a hard time finishing the book for this reason.