I enjoyed this book, but I primarily enjoyed it for the murder mystery, which was really interesteing and well-written. The romance between Nate and Meg was just so-so. The characterizations of the people in town were also excellent. You really got the sense of knowing the dynamic of this small Alaskan town, and it made me want to visit a place like it. I think what really made this book for me, though, was listening to Gary Littman read it on the audiobook version. What an entertaining reader. He does all the tones, accents and voice inflections perfectly as one would imagine the character saying them. He narrates perfectly and in a way that really places the listener into the book.