I didn‘t enjoy this one as much as Magpie Murders and I didn‘t love The Word is Murder. It gets a little unnecessarily slow in parts and I‘m still not 100% sold on the author as character theme. Maybe I‘m just not invested in the characters? I don‘t know. If the Hawthorne series continues to follow the established pattern, it might become too predictable or gimmicky, especially with the twists at the end. I doubt I‘ll continue on.