I was sadly disappointed by this one! NZ setting, but characters never seemed to gel, and there was too much going on, too unevenly. I didn't feel satisfied that the characters would fill the gaps in each other as the author intended -- I wonder why? Did like the random car-crash at the end (sorry if I have spoiled anyone). That was easily the best part of the book! In fact, I'm going to go and give it another star, just for that.