This was a very tough one to rate. I really liked the narrator's voice, although I don't think that the first person present tense added anything to the story here. The narrator has enough quirks with her OCD that the "unrealness" of the tense was distracting. The other characters were also intriguing, and the mystery plot was well-played out --EXCEPT-- that a major element to Lo being able to progress in solving the murder relies on the police *leaving obvious valuable evidence at the crime scene*. For several days after the murder. No. Just no. I don't believe that would happen. And yet the rest of the story pulled me in so...4 stars.