I read this book in one day. I realize that I'm a fast reader, but I read this book in one sitting. It was that entertaining.
I said entertaining, not brain food. It doesn;t reveal the meaning of life, or wax poet over amber waves of grain. Indeed, it is nothing more than a literary frolic. McCafferty uses her small town setting to paint a rather puzzling murder case.
She manages to weave original characters into a genre that has seen almost every kind. No one can forget the freckled P.I. with the dog who is afraid of steps, or the nosy neighbors, or the sheriff. She makes the entire thing pretty darn funny, but without supsending belief for a moment.
Throughout the book, the reader never knows quite what to expect, something will always change.
This is one of the best mystery novels I've read in the past year. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read.