This was an enjoyable light adventure; lots of fun and humor. I enjoyed the dialogue and the comedy between the two characters and the retrospection each had to do. Some of the emotional development appeared too contrived at moments. But what I love the most about this novel is that the author doesn't take herself too seriously as her thinly disguised re-telling of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and has a lot of fun with it. The story centers around the two characters and not so much the mystery. The mystery is merely the vehicle for the character development.