This novel was recommended by a friend and I must say I'm glad I took my friend's advice. Robyn Bradley is an excellent writer with skills in characterization, internal dialogue, and description. The plot moved well throughout the first part, where I found myself emotionally involved. For me though, the next section bounced between characters and lost most of the tension and momentum. Still, the mystery presented was intriguing, so I read on with great desire to see what had happened. By the time the events were revealed, I was more intellectually curious, like a detective, rather than heart-wrenched, which I had been at the end of part 1.
Still, What Happened in Granite Creek is a good read for a rainy day, nice and complex and emotionally meaty. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Bradley.