I really like Ruth Galloway as a character, she seems real, she worries about her daughter, has some men in her life that hover around but not in a way that you want to slap her to come to her senses, she also worries about her weight and what she wears. She is not in a will they/won't they get together with a handsome detective that wears thin after the first novel.
As well as investigating a notorious child murderers remains, she has to help out when a friends child is taken, which I guess is a mothers worst nightmare. Somehow though, even though I got the story I wasn't quite convinced by the whole goings on, I couldn't really picture it all in my head. Still, I eagerly await her next adventure.