Seduction by Water by Carol Goodman
This novel was interesting enough to try and read other books by the same author. The book seems predictable, and the arch story definitely is, but there are a few unexpected twists that get the reader twisted up. The story goes slowly, like the McCall Smith's Dalhousie books but has more urgency about it which speeds the story along, but the details are such that it cannot be read as quickly. The Dalhousie books allow you to get the details the first time, so there isn't a need for me to re-read the book (as I frequently do - the first time a read for the arch story, the second time for the details), but this book has so many details that I will likely re-read it. It is possible, however, that the book may have too many details, that the author hasn't found the right balance.