I really love this series. Ava and Jekyll being my favorite characters. But I'm noticing something..Carmela is becoming a very judgemental stick in the mud. Is Carmela in her late 20s or early 60s??? C'mon what 20 something owns a Liz Clairborne suit? Maybe back in the 80s. Wears pearls, navy, cream and camel?? Huh?? Ms Childs maybe basing Carmela on herself or something because she just way old before her time. And also,I just don't care for her snarky comments. If I were Ava I would have slapped her upside the head. I think Ava should be the heroine instead. That said the plot was great. The ending...well, lets just say I really thought I was missing some pages. Only to realize it just ended. Poof! No explanations. Nada. Zilch. If it weren't for Ava and Jekyll and the other colorful characters, except maybe Gabby (June Cleaver no less), I wouldn't bother with these books. Don't spend any money on these either. Go to your library otherwise you'll be greatly pissed. I know I am.