I've rated this book 4 stars because of the story, I really enjoyed the plot, the different stories within the book all had be interested throughout and I liked the mixture of characters. The way the scenery was decribed definitely aided the escapism, and the mystey element kept me hooked as any good detective novel should. My only problem with this book was the writing style, which could just be down to the fact I'm not used to this author and his particular style of writing. There were some parts that I found a bit jarring, for example the way the characters are constantly referring to each other by their first names even when the conversation is just between the two of them. Which is probably a very nitpicky thing but something I noticed. It definitely wouldn't put me off reading more of this author's work though, I shall definitely be trying more of this series.