Cate Tiernan is a fabulous writer. That said, 176 pages? Seriously? I bought this online, not realizing and was... Pissed!
After reading a couple more in the series I decided this would be a four or five star series... But:
These books are like tv episodes rather than full length movies. For me library-bait as I have to limit my book budget because of my veracious literary appetite, and half length books just can't fit in that. Recommendation: if you can get this in a multiple book- book do it otherwise do what I did after I bought the first, skip on down to the library.