I gave this novel by Elly Griffiths only two stars. I would give her Ruth Galloway novels, of which I've read all, five stars. I didn't expect this to be anything like her RG series, but it was so disappointing to me I didn't even finish it. I read half and felt that was a fair trial for any book. Didn't even seem like the same quality of Elly Griffiths' previous writings. Mainly, it was just so lackluster, slow and boring.
Fortunately, a new Ruth Galloway book is due in June, so I'm happily waiting for that.
I take no pleasure in negatively reviewing her book, but this is how I felt about it, for what it's worth.