Avid reader/reviewer and editor. I don't pull punches when I review, love it or hate it, you get what I think.
To be fair, I didn't know this was the ninth book of a series when I started reading. In fact, I didn't know until I noticed a significant lack of backstory that I wondered about but wasn't getting any answers. There are also quite a few characters that I assume have been introduced throughout the series - at least I hope so because I wasn't really given enough on them here to get a good feel for them. That said, the writing is good and the case was interesting, not overly shocking on the twists but interesting. In the end, this one was an enjoyable enough read on its own, but I didn't find anything to compel me to check out the previous eight books in the series.