This is pretty typical Margaret Maron, which is a good thing. I love the extended family of Deborah's, and the development between her and Cal was sweet. Last book I wasn't as thrilled with the inclusion of Sigrid Harald, but I warmed up to her this book. I think it was the setting -- I really like Cotton Grove.
4. Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding
This wasn't typical Joy Fielding, at least not what I'm used to, and I didn't like it that much. To me, Joy Fielding is an author that always has a twist up her sleeve. There are so many novels of hers that end with the protagonist as the actual villain or some other dark twist. This tale was pretty straightforward, and more reminiscent of her early days, except not as suspenseful. The only reason I hurried to the end was to see if the long-awaited twist I was waiting for was present -- and it wasn't. This wasn't a bad novel, but I was still a bit disappointed.