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Walters is an excellent writer and Simon Prebble is perhaps the best narrator working. However, this is not their best work. I couldn't finish the book, despite hanging in there for most of it. I found the characters lacked motivations, and were continually doing things for very unclear reasons. Much of the book is dialogue meant to move the story forward, but I found it forced and heavy. Nothing was surprising in an interesting way, and I didn't really like anyone in the book. The main character is not particularly interesting, and he is untrue to what we are told is his character multiple times. Try one of her Walter's other books before you slog your way through this one.
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Minette Walters is perhaps a bit more sophisticated than I am. Not hard to be really. I enjoy her plots and her characters. I generally enjoy her payoff at the end. This had a good story, well-linked, and characters that you could like and even feel for them. I wasn't sure about the payoff in the end.
SPOILER ALERT (kind of):
We get a payoff and then it gets taken back. Maybe others won't agree with me. I like my payoff straight up. This seemed a bit of connivance. Either do it or don't.
Having said this, I will definitely listen to more of her books. I do enjoy them. And they don't make me squirm.