The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco was my other reading choice for the car trip. Thankfully it held my attention better then Trick or Treat Murder. In a lot of ways it seemed to read like a soap opera but I was alright with that.
Amy-Faye while a bit clueless came off as a real person. I felt sorry for her at times, laughed at her antics, and could totally relate to the string of bad luck Amy-Faye seemed to run into.
Doug and Detective Hart were both great supporting characters. Though I fail to see how anyone could be as clueless as Doug since Amy-Faye's acting about her feelings towards him were totally see through most of the time. Normally I hate love triangles but since Doug had clearly moved on it just added to the chaos of everyday life seeing Doug oblivious to how Amy-Faye felt about him.
Since I read The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco a week ago I don't recall any complaints about the writing so it must have been about average.