This would've easily been a 5 star book if not for 2 things: endless repetition of the story so far every couple of pages and the ridiculous rescue plot.
This series has always had a lot of internal dialogue to it, but it just seemed to make this book drag. It added nothing to the story and felt like filler. In fact, I skipped 2 or 3 chapters in the middle because the story just wasn't moving along.
The plot to rescue the missing farmer nearly made me stop reading the book. Seriously? As a plot device, it stinks. Just implausible and ridiculous.
Overall, not a terrible book, but this series definitely needs to move a few plot lines forward (can we do away with the the whole Mick/Sean/Clueless Maura thing now, please??)