The first time I read Mary Kay Andrews, I thought they were too light, but as time went on I found myself going back to them. The plots are a bit similar but then so are Agatha Christie's - there's always a woman whose husband has left her usually with all the money and a young floozie. The Victim Wife usually has a best friend who is strong & full of adventure & fun. So you get pulled in to their friendship, their adventures and how they end up getting back at the rat-husband. Fun to read, makes you feel one of the "buddies".