I felt like the story line had great potential. Who doesn't love an end of the "world" (or LA) story with a strong female lead and an evil bad guy? If I could get past the writing, which was borderline atrocious at times, the story was really interesting. But, unfortunately, it was hard to get past the forced conversations between friends and spouses, the grammatical and editorial mistakes and the three chapter epilogue that really didn't make sense as an epilogue. At one point two chapters completely repeated, which I hope was an Amazon formatting error because if the author's editor missed that big of a mistake he or she should probably look for a new career. Overall, I think it could have been a good story but there was too much going on, too much description in some areas and too little in others and the character relationships seemed forced at best. The story was set up for a sequel so I hope that the author and editor are able to do the sequel justice if they decide to go that route.
Edit: I see that the blurb has been changed and while I think that was a good idea it is now fairly misleading unless the book has changed since I read it. "Hilarity ensues"? There was very little humor in this book. I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that this was meant to be more of a dramatic thriller than light reading. Regardless, I missed the funny parts.