From the first few pages of Sleeping In Eden, the richly descriptive writing was beautiful to read. Unfortunately, it couldn’t save this from being a three star book. Although the story started off with a gruesome discovery, it quickly turned from an event driven plot to a character focused story that examined dark secrets and a web of lies. But that meant this was not an overly exciting murder mystery. I enjoyed following Lucas, who struggled with his marriage and embarked on a mission to uncover the identity of the killer. His deception made him an intriguing character because his lies weren’t expected. His wife was a stock character whose distance from Lucas grew tiresome. Since there were only a handful of characters, I thought it was obvious who the murderer was and who ended up buried in the barn. These aspects made this only mildly entertaining for me.