I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Each time after reading the first two books, I told myself I wasn't going to read the next one, because I really dislike the way she setup the characters. To explain more would be a plot spoiler for book 1, sorry. But yet, I keep on picking up the next book and reading it.
Characters' lives aside, Anna Lee Huber writes a good mystery. The plots are generally intricate and mostly avoid the trite or well-worn paths of the genre. This one was no different, except that it's setting up a multi book arc with a nemesis, and I'm pretty wishy-washy about nemeses. I also got a little bit tired of the constant references to Verity's spy career during the war. I suspect this is a Kensington editorial thing as it's the type of over-reference I find a lot in their books, making me wonder if they underestimate their readers' abilities to reading comprehension.
Generally an enjoyable read, but once again, I find myself thinking I might not buy the next one, though of course, I probably will anyway.