I really like the characters and we’re not overloaded with characterization ~ we get just enough. I think the book could benefit from a thorough edit. Every time we see the detective his full name shouldn’t be used. It takes from the effect of it when it’s needed. Also, I think mentioning what happened to Gin’s family should have been done less… it was like beating us over the head with it. “Mmm” was a little overused. Call it occupational hazard, and maybe that’s why I do notice it, I don’t know. Regardless, the characters and story were strong.