This novel was decidedly flat and is more drama than suspense or crime/murder.
It is a debut novel and it reads unfortunately like one. Lots of description but the plot is really about the trial of the main character's boyfriend and a sub-plot.
Multiple voices are used to narrate the novel but of course this just makes it convenient to pad out the novel and til the pages.
374 pages is a lot of stuff to read and be underwhelmed in the end.
Reviewers might be kind to the author because she is the director of the Crime Writers' Association, but to call this novel a success would be a crime in itself.