This author shows promise in this, the first of a series. I’ll have to read more before I give it my stamp of approval. I have friends whose opinion I respect who think highly of Inspector Gamache, so I will give him another chance.
I think the biggest complaint I have is that almost everybody is forgettable. I finished the book a couple of weeks ago, and I have already forgotten most of what I read. I don’t remember who the murderer was and why the murder was committed. Bits and pieces of the story stick in my head, but not enough to keep me wanting more.