Somehow Alexander McCall Smith has a gift for developing characters that seem like ordinary, everyday people yet he can craft their ordinary, everyday lives into stories that capture a reader's interest. The first two books have been the ones I've listened to most in my large Audible library and I had to have this one on Audible as soon as it was released.
I loved it when Freddie de la Hay buckled himself into the car passenger seat. It sounds like a small detail, but as a dog lover I found it both surprising and endearing.
William is my favorite character. I think Simon Prebble's voice suits him well and I always seem to feel (but have no proof) that he may most closely resemble Alexander McCall Smith than any of his other characters in any of his books. For whatever reason, I do feel the strongest connection with him.
I will try not to give any spoilers. Suffice it to say that I was moved when a particular character realized she was not in love and again when another character seemed to find love in an unexpected place.
If anything, the addition of a Yeti in this series is a little far-fetched for this fan, because even the spy angle in the 2nd CM book seemed more believable to me.
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