I loved listening to this book. I loved it so much that as soon as I finished it I downloaded another Vera story and preordered the new book that comes out in May. The narrator was excellent and I kept visualising Brenda Blethyn who I now realise plays the part of Vera excellently and portrays the author's character to a T. A very good listen.
I find myself buying the titles of James Craig as they appear. Inspector Carlyle seems a dangerous man to work around as he keeps losing colleagues to sticky deaths.
It was good and very listenable to - apart from it rambling on a bit in the middle. Interesting family story on the sideline.
I felt this book took a while to get off the ground. I felt myself getting quite annoyed at the new character, Jessie, but then I realised that this is exactly what clever Mr Muir was after.
The book was a bit slower to get off the ground than the first three in the series and Gilchrist was a bit more in the background. Looking forward to number 5 and Mr Muir is already setting the scene for it in this novel.
I enjoyed this very much from the plausible and exciting plot to the way the narrator brought the characters life. Each character was given a perfect voice and the ending had me unable to turn it off. Start to finish it was an exciting and twisty, turny plot and I thoroughly recommend it.