The first line of dialogue is "Ye cannae put me in here with a mon." For someone who dislikes dialect this, er, in your face, it may as well have read, "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here." I've tried two books set in Scotland by this author; both are over the top with the brogue. No more Highland books by her for me. DNF, but no rating, since I didn't make it past the first page.