I had read the second book in the series before this first one and found it decent, so I decided to get the first one. After re-reading my review of the second one, I feel the same about this one. To many characters, but the reason for murder was kind of weak. I didn't figure it out, but that might be because I read it at night when I was half asleep. I like the main character and the insight into mommy hood, which is still something I hope to never experience anytime soon.
So yeah, if you are a mom and like mysteries, this probably wouldn't be a bad series to check out.