Now, I have really enjoyed this series overall. The characters are fun and entertaining for the most part. What I am really getting tired of is the ex-wife storyline. Derek needs to realise that he divorced Melissa for a reason and stick with it. It's getting irksome to constantly read him running to her rescue for every little thing (fixing the plumbing, late night talks, rides home, etc.) Most women I know would not put up with being seccond fiddle to an ex. I actually cheered when Avery left him standing in the parking lot and walked home. I am not able to focus on the mystery or the other storylines anymore because I spend the whole book wanting to slap someone. I am going to read the next one but I hope that Melissa plays a smaller part in Derek and Avery's life.