Great story. Whenever I had free time I picked it up and read for a while, I just have to know what happens! The characters are believable, I know people just like many of them. I like the way their quirks and foibles are fleshed out. The trouble is that there are too many characters for me to keep them and their relationships straight in my head. I had to re-read parts of the book in order for things to make sense. I was a little disappointed when the book ended, but it's understandable the author ended that way. I'm looking forward to reading part two!
This series reminds me of "Twin Peaks." Unknown killer plus Peyton Place type townfolk makes for an interesting story. Part Two develops the characters introduced in Part One. I find myself starting to identify with them, a difficult thing for me to do in the first book. I can't wait for book three.