I'm not normally a fan of murder mysteries, I find they tend to be a bit samey, but I loved this book. The story is set in the present, but features many flashbacks which leave you as intrigued about the 20-year old murder as they do the possibly unexplained shooting - was the mass shooting a murder/suicide by someone within the family or was it a murder? A number of possibilities are explored and all the possible theories are given enough weight to make sure that you are genuinely surprised by the conclusion, ultimately the listener is let in on the culprit for the historical murder too. The author creates a brilliantly claustrophobic setting - I'm from a small village and she really has captured the way it can be; everybody thinks they know everything about everybody and mud really sticks. Definitely an author I'll be looking out for and I hope she writes more featuring the lead in this book, Aaron Falk.The narrator of the book, Steve Shanahan, apparently teaches voice-over work (it's obvious on listening to this as to why) - he's amazing and captures the characters and the tone of the book perfectly, he's never too over-dramatic and equally you never feel he's phoning it in. Even his the Scottish accent he adopts to play the barkeeper isn't bad - I find a lot of people putting on a Scots accent tend to go overboard, Shanahan does not.