I finished reading And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman the other night. Out of 10, I'd give this novel a 7. It was entertaining but as far as mystery/crime novels go, it felt a little light. The main character, Helen/Heloise was a madam who runs a prostitution business from her suburban home. That could have been interesting but it just wasn't.
The character wasn't all the likeable (or developed). The story line alternated between then and now, which is fine when done well but I just never really became invested in the story. The ending was the most satisfying but then trickled off to be sort of unbelievable.
If you're looking for an easy read with no big surprises or mystery, here you go.
Book Read: And When She Was Good
Author: Laura Lippman