I almost think that it goes without saying, but this was a very good book. The depth of character development was not extreme, but still present. The new characters introduced were incidental but watching as Eve missteps with, almost, all of her friends and figures out how to deal with the consequences is rather entertaining. All of the missteps have to occur for each character to understand what they mean to the others and what the others mean to them. The mystery was interesting and compelling addition. I know, the book is supposed to be about the mystery but I find the characters to be so amazing, I love glimpsing into their lives. The end of the mystery was a bit of a ‘rush job’ so to speak, where you don’t really have enough information to come to a conclusion on your own. The relevant clues just pop up near the end. That does not lessen the impact of the story at all! For a wonderful read pick up a J.D. Robb book.