I was all set to dislike this book based on the reviews, but I actually enjoyed it. The plot was was interesting and complex, as were the characters...Show More » The setting was enjoyable, as it took place in Hawaii. Most of the reviews I saw said that the book needed editing, but I listened to the Audible edition, and didn't find that to be the case. Also, the narrator was really good. I tend to prefer male narrators who have a greater vocal range, but this narrator also had a good range to her voice, and spoke with a kind of gritty voice that I like when reading detective stories. Also note that though this is the second book in a series, I think it can be read as a stand-alone novel. I did not read the first book in the series, and I don't feel like it hampered my enjoyment of this book (though I would read the previous book just because I enjoyed this one). If you like detective stories, give this one a try.