This book wasn't quite what I expected it to be. I was thinking it would just be another mystery/law story.
Mamacita Murders is about love. It's about domestic abuse, and being able to finally break away from that terrible cycle. It's about teaching and empowering women. It portrays the legal system in a realistic manner. It talks about learning to let go of things you can't change, and learning to forgive yourself for mistakes you've made.
...but it's also about talking to angels, and how oceans and dolphins are magical.
The most important lesson I took away from this book was that if you try to mess with a gang's circle of prostitues, people will get shanked.
Seriously, though. I really enjoyed this book. Even though I knew who was behind everything halfway through the book, it was still an interesting read. I was glad that it wasn't all "CSI" in its portrayal of the legal system. But then, it didn't have to be.
I don't think any of the visions or angels needed to be in this story to make it work. I didn't mind them being there, but the characters do make a good point of how "the angels told me" doesn't exactly stand up in court. I understood why it was done that way, but I feel it could have worked without it.