Neither the romance nor the detective part stand out much. Nevertheless, the book still is a pretty good read, save for a few things bogging it down.
First, as much as the author tried the main protagonist is quite far from being complex, and none too rarely she seems to have as much of compassion and sympathy as a rock does.
Second, and this is more my issue than anything else, I don't much like how it wound up, and the way things went south at the end as I've grew quite fond of Janette. Though the author was hitting on it from beginning, it still seems she tried hard to make her something(wicked?) she really isn't.