" I'd read about this series of mysteries, so I thought I'd give it a try with thie one. Can't say I was impressed. Everything was solid, but I found it slow going. The book didn't really pass my 50-page rule (which holds that if I'm not pretty hooked or engaged by the first 50 pages, I shouldn't waste my time finishing it) as it was almost all about the goings on of the villagers of Three Pines. Perhaps if I was already fond of these characters, I would have been engaged, but that wasn't the case, for me. "
— John, 2/13/2014