One of my friends had given a good review of one of Ms. Rowell's books. Thinking that I had not read one of her books I set out to read what I thought was a series. Turns out there are five Harlequin books that were probably one of their subscription series? (and I had read the third one several years ago) I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked her characters and plot line. Along with the normal H/H give and take she added some suspense to their story. It was a notch up from the normal 'cozy' mystery. There is definitely some 'mad person/thriller' parts to the suspense...not usually my favorite. I endured the gruesome parts and was glad to know that there really was a 'happily ever after'! See what you think!