I LOVED this book. The characters were funny and realistic, although i did spend a great deal of time wanting to shake Dexter, especially whn he got smashed while looking after his daughter. Im very glad that i didnt read any reviews or spoilers prior to reading the book. Emmas death was completely unexpected and when I reached it, I put the book down and went in a bit of a huff. I was a little bit heartbroken reading Dexters descent back into alcoholism and felt pretty cheated of the happy ending I had been hoping for. The final section of Dexters grief inter jected with flashbacks to day 1 meant the book had a bitter sweet ending that will stay with me longer than the fairy tale I wished for.