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Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2020
I was looking forward to reading this, I'm a fan of the series, but was hugely disappointed. I found the book to be incredibly flat, with no pacing, no shaping of plot, no tension, suspense, just an endless chronicle of police work. And what's with the parents repeatedly leaving their beloved little daughter home alone in a big city apartment while they walk the dog? Characters as responsible and aware of safety issues as the two parent characters are would never do that. Not a major flaw, but detracted from believability for me and became just one more thing that took me out of the book.