I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
My cover isn't metaphorical after all: One of the early threats they got was a dead bird with a note stabbed through it. It was only a sentence, and it was related after the fact, so there weren't any graphic descriptions; it was over before it registered.
Slow burn; I am not suited to this story pace. Christie has hinted and foreshadowed the reader to a state of acute frustration by this point and I don't enjoy long drawn out edge-of-your-seat suspense. Somebody just needs to die already!!! Unfortunately, I suspect it will be the only person I like in the book - or almost like anyway. I'm not sure I really like anyone at all except the lawyer at this point.
None of this is to be interpreted as this book being bad though; it's very well written and though I'd rather not keep reading it (see above) I can't put it down.