I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this to read and review as a blog tour is going to start for this book next week. I have not read anything of Elaine's before so wasn't sure if I could read this book as it was the 3rd in a series, but was assured it can be read as a "stand alone book". A great start to my Christmas reading. Lots of characters and to be honest I did get a bit confused at times with some of them, but it came good in the end! What I did love about the characters was that they all had their own stories to tell and personalities but as a lover of taramasalata I will never eat it again without laughing my head off (and squirming a bit as well!!). All in all, a good start to my Christmas season reading!