Ok, I have to admit to the sin of skimming. My punishment was the fact that I missed a semi-major plot line (or at least I think I did). This book seemed to have aspirations of a serial killer detective novel, but not quite the ambition. What I did like was the everyday family and career issues that the couples deal with, and that is what kept me going. I'm glad I saw this to the end and I'm glad to move on to other things.