Charlaine Harris is the most versitile writer around in my book.
This is the second in the Harper Connelly series and the character is much like other characters but not really. They're all different and the writing of them is similar, but still different.
Can't put my finger on what's different and what's similar so without analyzing her writing, I'll just say I really, really enjoy reading Harris. Some themes I enjoy more than others but she's a solid writer who makes reading a pleasure.