I loved the setting for this story and the main character. My daughter worked for a time at the West Tisbury supermarket on Martha's Vineyard so I could identify with the location of the story. Cynthia Riggs does a great job of 'painting' a picture of the novel's setting. I read the rest of the series and then packed up the books and send them off for my daughter to enjoy...she was not disappointed.
The characters were excellent but there wasn't enough ocean in this story set on Martha's Vineyard for me! The mystery was not too hard to figure out and there was an unexpectedly intense for a "cozy" domestic violence segment.