This is not an easy-listening story. While probably placed in the mystery genre, it is as much about facing grief as it is about who-did-what-to-whom...Show More » Flawed? yes - each character is working through (or not working through or about to work through) so much, and hiding so much, that the story sometimes seems to slog through the emotions and secrets. Worth the listening? yes, if you are willing to listen at the story's pace and not fall victim to expectations of what the book "should be" about. Could it have benefited from editing? yes, but so could most books I am willing to read, and it is less self-indulgent than many I've read. It does seem to set up a series, or at least the sequel.
I did find the reading well-done, so the telling/acting of the story did not get in the way of my listening, which is crucial for me (it is a bonus if the reader has the ability to really act different parts, but I don't need that skill to enjoy a book).