Received for review from publisher
I had a hard time unraveling this one. It seemed like the murder mystery took a back seat to character development for a lot of the book and it seemed to ramble on forever.
Also, lots of Scottish(?) words that I didn't understand and no glossary.
The setting (both time and place) was very strong.
It is an interesting mystery and I did like the characters, but I think more editing was needed.
This is a first novel, though, so maybe the sequel is a little more to-the-point. I haven't decided if I'm interested enough to read it, though.