Straight from Goodreads, here's my review:
Let me start by saying I like this book. Four stars liked it. Its nice. So nice. So nice and safe.
Don't get me wrong, lots of people die. We have hangings, shootings, bludgeonings, poisonings and more, but only in a nice way. This is probably the least thrilling thriller I've ever read. Never once do we worry about something not nice happening to the (genuinely) lovable bunch of characters, unless you count Chris buying a bar of chocolate, or Joyce's daughter not coming for a visit.
Osman deserves huge credit for creating something that defies a lot of the standard rules of crime books - the baddies ain't that bad, our heroes are never in danger and the plot kind of trundles along rather than building to a climax.
Will I read book 2? Probably, because the book works well in so many other ways. The relationships are tender and real, and there is a gentle humour throughout that is very natural. So go ahead and read this book, just don't expect Harlan Coban levels of blood curdling excitement.