I really liked this book, in spite of the almost caricature tone to New Yorkers in the 1920s. And despite a strange set of events that hurled Daisy and Alec across America - seemingly only for the author to appease her small town of Eugene, Oregon.Regardless, it's a fun story with lots of interesting characters. The story was so easy to picture as a movie, I found myself engaged on that level, alone.It's a shame that Alec isn't in the book until 2/3 of the way through. But as always, when he makes his appearance, Alec makes an impression! And while I wouldn't wish the author to change her sensibilities about Daisy and Alec's private life, I sometimes wish she'd give us a bit more than vague references to their kissing and other intimacies; we don't need a blow-by-blow, but it would seem that we deserve a bit more than wink and nod.Belinda not being in the book except for a brief scene at the beginning was rather sad. I've come to like her very much and hope to see more of her in future books.I also liked that Alec seems to be coming around a bit about Daisy's penchant for being caught up in murder - quite by accident. He didn't rage or rail this time, and I liked him ever so much better for it.