I loved the author's writing. The story was laced with humor and made Cole all the more lovable.
I loved Cole, Jae, Mike, Scarlet, even Bobby (though he was a bit annoying at times). Cole's sense of humor made a nice addition to the story and took some of the heaviness of the plot, what with investigating a supposed suicide. The small tidbits of Korean culture sprinkled over made it all even more interesting. It wasn't just about admitting who you were and who you liked to yourself but about family obligations and how much they weighed when making choices.
The mystery was good though I was puzzled why Grace would go to such lengths. I figured the father or the mother to be the killer, not Grace. She made such a brief appearance in the book, that I couldn't pick up much of her personality so was really in the dark as to her motives.
I trust [b:Dirty Secret|15853341|Dirty Secret (Cole McGinnis, #2)|Rhys Ford|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1346125315s/15853341.jpg|21573342] will solve some of the issues left behind by the first book.