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I quite enjoyed this book. I had never read any of the "Inspector Wexford" books by Ruth Rendell, and was relieved that I didn't have to have read any of them before. What made the book so interesting is how Rendell follows the step-by-step of the investigation along with the happenings in the personal lives of the investigators. There was an interesting red herring that certainly kept me wondering how to put all the information together. This is really a "thinking persons" detective story, it doesn't have a lot of the traditional action you see in most detective stories and thrillers. Books in a similar vein I enjoyed were The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston, and One Dangerous Lady by Jane Stanton Hitchcock.
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While the characters were quite enjoyable, they all were meshed together in a way that defied coincidence. This was more than the "suspending disbelief" that is necessary in some books, and to me, really detracted from the story. I enjoyed listening to the story unfold, it just got too wacky and almost amateurish at the end.
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