Aird has an interesting style: several characters get the opportunity to have little monologues in their heads as commentary on the audible conversation. It's distracting, often a non sequiter and gives the impression that no-one is paying attention to anyone else. I think the author is trying to build some character knowledge, which is decent of her because there's way too many similar characters for such a small book. Well, anyway, if you like mysteries that depend on a train-timetable attention to detail, you'll probably like this. Some of the dialogue, when not being blanketed in inner monologues, is witty. In my secret heart I would like policewoman Perkins ("Polly") and the bar manager at the golf club (Molly) to live happily ever after in golfing bliss.