riveting, so far--I'm hooked. meanwhile, I guess the title has a double meaning: the main character is setting a trap to catch a murderer, but she is already trapped, unable to summon up the courage to leave her own home in nearly eleven years because of her breakdown following the killing of her sister. so, as you might guess, this book has delicious, damaged, claustrophobic feel. one reviewer was right--although much more negative about it than I am--I'm not gonna get a tour of any part of Germany in this German novel. whatever. I can get other books for that.
I liked this, but I didn't love it. While the mystery was interesting and intriguing, I didn't care for any of Greg's friends, and that made me feel a little apathetic towards solving the murder and seriously Jill, get over the whole relationship angst. The surprising and exciting ending was a great way to end the book, and overall it was entertaining and enjoyable. Mostly, I just enjoy another visit to South Cove and catching up with Jill, Greg and the Coffee, Books & More gang (And I really concerned about Aunt Jackie!)
Series: Vera Standhope #1
The first Vera Standhope book explores how a suicide may be linked to some subsequent murders and offers a late introduction to Vera herself. Overall I found the book to be quite enjoyable although I found the ending to be a bit of a let down, somehow. I do plan on exploring the rest of the series though.
This also marks my 144th book read this year, which completes my reading challenge. Not sure if I'll up it.