The story, the narration and how much it took you along on the journey. You really got caught up in the story. You invested in the characters and made..Show More » your own assumptions about who was responsible.
A local ladies' magazine profile of a handsome police officer sets off a melee of murderous envy and other mayhem ensues. A serial killer with a sick..Show More » alcoholic mother - actually an abundance of alcoholic mothers here, a scarred but resilient victim/crimesolver, a cop with a family killed in an auto accident struggling to learn to love again and falling in love with pivotal person who keeps supplying information. (Although you would imagine that this would keep him off the case or at least cause him to postpone the relationship until after the case is solved, these people don't seem to care - I am supposing because without them together, there would be no sex scenes.)
I could have written this, and I imagine you could've too. There is not even a brilliant solution - someone finally checks up on something fairly obvious. I bought it for a long book for travelling - not for brilliant literature - but it was over-dramatically read and formulaic to the point of silliness.
Although the length and the online gaming idea may be tempting, I recommend you avoid this book unless you have never read a modern murder mystery before.