There were some great bits about this - the writing and the humour. And I liked the premise. But I was quite disappointed with how little we ever really know about the leading man of our story. He just seems quite 2 dimensional. And I never really felt there was any great depth of feeling between them.
I was also disappointed that we didnt hear anything more from the children towards the end of the book considering they had featured in a large portion of the story until that point. It kind of felt a bit like a rushed finish. So for that reason I can only really give it 3 stars. But I like Jane Costello's writing and read a lot of her books when I was a bit younger.