In stead of being "the most hilarious read of the Summer" as the jacket claims Charley came across more immature and annoying than funny. Reading her dialog was like having a conversation with a 15 year old boy with ADD and I would rather hang out with her "boring" older sister more than I would Charley. The whole narrative lacked focus because of too many story lines and they all suffered as a result. One main missing persons case with the overarching Reyes story-line would have been enough but with an extra murder mystery and a homicidal ex-con on the loose there was just too much going on. I couldn't wait to be done with this book and I probably won't stick with this series.