Softcover book. 325 pages.
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Source: book pile, free book picked up somewhere
I was looking forward to reading this book as I enjoy "the No.1 Ladies' detective Agency". I do. This book well... all the issues in the book, but one, seemed to be addressed, but they all ended so sadly that it felt like a total waste of my time.
I wanted SOMETHING to end well and nothing did.
Mind, the book kept me interested up until the last couple of chapters when I started to realize this was not going to end well.
The characters are well-written, Domenica, Angus, Big Lou and Ian sounded like great characters to meet. Pat sounded like a young adult figuring out who she was, Matthew just a bit of a lost soul and Bertie I just want to give him a train set. But overall.. What a colossal waste of time.
Now.. if you like reading books with well-developed characters where you understand how they are thinking and how that influences their behaviours, this would be a great book to read. I did enjoy watching the interactions between the various members of the apartment at 44 Scotland Yard. You get some good neighbours and you get some hmm... well "interesting" neighbours.