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Constant doggy talk, cookery hints and tips, a preoccupation with motorcycle gangs, the main character's family bring menaced... Sound familiar? If so you have probably read one of (or all) the previous books in this series. If you haven't you may enjoy this one, otherwise you may think you are just re-reading one of the earlier ones.
I have to say I really enjoyed the first couple of Irene Huss novels but I'm glad this is the last as I wouldn't be buying any more. I've tried to rate this book on its own merits but it is difficult when it is just replaying elements from the previous stories.
The translator seemed to be unsure if it was intended for British or American audiences. Some terms, for example 'pacifier' are American, others, like Customs & Excise, seem to be aimed at British readers/listeners. (Even though C&E ceased to exist in the UK in 2005, long before the book was written or translated.)
Some of the narrator's pronunciations were a bit idiosyncratic and did jar a bit, but only briefly.
I don't think you need to have read any of the others to enjoy this one, in fact probably best if you haven't.