It's a good premise for a book, and the author kept the secret of the murderer really well, without cheating the reader out of the ability to try to figure it out for himself. Unfortunately, the writing is a bit stiff, and the dialogue doesn't read as easily as many other books out there. The story line actually kept me going well past where I would have normally have dumped a book because of the awkward writing, but I'm glad I stuck with it till the end. Demaree tries too hard to make his characters funny and sarcastic, and so they come across as ridiculous instead of funny. Still, I'm not sorry I kept reading, and I hope that Demaree keeps writing. Hopefully the more he writes the better it will be, because this story was compelling.