A fairly straightforward mystery. I hadn't pieced together the end until I read it, but I'm usually pretty bad at those things. Overall, I think I enjoyed it much more than The Casual Vacancy (and I'm one of the few who actually really liked that book). The character's aren't much, but there's a lot to expand on and they're likeable enough. I'd read the sequel, but I'm thinking any hopes of one are dashed now that Rowling has been exposed as the author.