I love love loved this book.
I chose it on a whim - the book art and synopsis seemed up my alley - and I'm thrilled that I picked it up!
Hamish is the ultimate anti-hero. I loved that he was brave enough to relocate to Boston, but couldn't see how much of what he was doing was so strong. Having a panic disorder and anxiety myself, I related with Hamish so much in this book, and applaud Rachel McMillan for having a protagonist with sometimes crippling, very real, anxiety issues. Reggie is another (v. progressive) character that should be acknowledged for her strength - defying her family, ignoring her "life plan" and embarking on a new journey in a new town.
The titular murder doesn't happen until more than 50% of the way through the book, but that isn't a complaint. I felt transported to Boston through McMillan's language, and wanted every detail of Hamish and Reggie's lives. And once the murder occurs, things REALLY begin to snowball.
I look forward to the next adventure with these two, and hope that it illuminates new corners and new people of Boston.