I am a little lost at how to describe my feeling towards "The Ritual Bath" by Faye Kellerman. To be honest, I can't even say with certainty if I liked it (and to the same hand, if I disliked it).
For me, it's a middle-of-the-road crime thriller. I found the Judaic slant off-putting as instead of becoming an interesting twist, it became so dominant in parts that it distracted from the story.
Although only three stars (and a shaky three at that) and not being overly impressed with the first in the series, there is something encouraging me to try the sequel, "Sacred and Profane".