Unfortunately this book had many similar problems to book 3 in the series. The really important events in the story were skipped and told to the reader rather than shown so that it was hard to feel any connection to the characters. At least in this story the characters were slightly more engaging, although the situation with Dex's grandfather was more than a little strange.
On a positive note, Catlett Cove sounds like a great place to live.
I think it's possibly time for me and this author to part ways.