I picked this book up in the library as it looked interesting and I hadn't read any of the authors novels before; in all honesty it's not necessary to have read the first 3 in the series although these will clearly provide the background history for Karen, Will and Charlie.
The story starts off well with an intriguing murder scenario; not quite the 'locked door' style of mystery, but a similar approach - body found in house, all doors locked, one person in house therefore prime suspect?
Sadly the story then loses it's originality and the plot seems to borrow bits of popular themes, trafficking, East European thugs, multi-millionaire victims etc, and the psychologist helping the police getting drawn into trouble.
Yes, the writing and characterization is good and I did read the book to the end, but I was very disappointed at how obvious the guilty parties were and how little was made of the processing of the suspects.
A bit long and drawn out and unnecessary romatic episodes that added nothing to the storyline. A few superfluos characters thrown in to pad out the plot.
2 stars only, and I won't be reading any more of the series.