I read this a couple years ago, so my review is based on the lingering impressions this book left me. For starters, the husband was a wishy-washy, cheating jerk who never really owned up for his infidelity. In fact, I believe the wife never found out, which seemed like both a cop-out and a wasted opportunity for character development and needed closure. I felt sympathy for the harried and determined mom at times, but the kids were over-kiddie-fied to the point of being cutesy and annoying. The action seemed to drop off sharply and the book came to a sudden end, making me think that the author may have run out of time to turn this in or something. The story had a great hook, but I was ultimately disappointed and annoyed with it.