How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny.
This is an intelligent & sensitive mystery set against the backdrop of small-town life in a charming Canadian village. The plot itself isn't anything new (i.e., corruption, greed, good vs. evil), but I cared about the characters & loved the quaint village. There are plenty of pulse-pounding moments, & unexpected twists & turns in this page-turner. The suspenseful storyline kept me on the edge of my seat, but I also kept reading just for the pleasure of escaping to the idyllic village of Three Pines.