By far, this was the slowest book I've listened/read in a long time. I felt that McCall Smith was writing because he had to get this next book completed, but didn't have enough to write about, so belabored every thought each character was thinking. Also, the story was way too predictable. The long wait for this book ended up being a sad disappointment.
If you like Irish folktales, this is a book for you. Just sit back and listen to the entertaining story.
This is one of the better Ian Rutledge mysteries in the series that started in a Test of Wills, with Hamish still ever present. It is a great listen, but one that needs full concentration as the plot is full of shifting complexities.
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