Strong characterisation, though this strayed into some stereotyping at times. The change of perspective as the reader visited the various households allowed for in-depth understanding of each character’s views, fears, foibles etc and enhanced suspicion as various motives were revealed. However, the shifts of perspective were sometimes too abrupt and created a choppy feel. The exploration of the murder/s was thorough but lacked any police engagement, even to the hit-and-run, which I found unbelievable and disappointing. The ending was abrupt and I felt there was a lack of the sense of real justice being done. Over all, the plot was intriguing and I enjoyed the interplay of the protagonists and the development of their relationships.