This is most definitely not your average cop drama. And that's what makes it a good read.
I was intrgued by this small town and the goings-on of its citizens because, as we all know, small towns can be a little...shall we say 'odd'? Faust was able to really humanize his characters and their idiosyncrasies.
A few times I got confused with which nicknames belonged to whom, making certain situations and conversations difficult to follow.
The ending caught me off guard, it was not at all what I expected, but it was what I've been trying to find in a novel for a while now. Not your run-of-the-mill "happily ever after", but it left me content nonetheless.