I pushed through this book to about half-way, and just couldn't force myself any further. When I read that it was to take place in the 80s, I was hoping for something as good as Sue Grafton's novels (which are also based in the 80s), but perhaps a little darker. Perhaps it was the reader (I was listening to the audiobook), but I found myself saying "oh, puh-lease!" out loud. I didn't connect with any of the characters well enough to even care to fast-forward to the end to find out whodunnit. I hope for Tami Hoag's sake that all her books are not written like this one.