I had the same problem with this book that I did with MacDonald's other two novels - I expected them to be better than they were. This was certainly well written, and I enjoyed the humor sprinkled throughout. I found much of the story relatable - as a mom, a daughter, a partner. I understood much of the darkness in the book, and thought it was quite realistic. The relationships, with their good and hard moments, felt authentic and true. I just wanted more from the story, and it ultimately didn't deliver. It was fine, but probably won't be one of the books I remember from 2015.