It took me a while to get into this book, longer than it normally takes with the Turnham Malpas series. Some of the newer characters didn't seem as loveable as the old ones. However, this did change with time. Characters such as Louise and Barry that annoyed me at the start really grew on me by the end. As always the story lines were unpredictable and gripping. The village show sounded really good fun, and made me excited for my own village show this Saturday! I give this book 8/10.