The idea of this book is great. Woman dies, and afterwards her best girl-friends (most of whom don't know each other) receive packages in the mail. Annie has planned a trip for them (purchased plane tickets, rented cars, reserved hotel rooms, etc.). She wants them to go together and scatter her ashes is several different places around the country.
The writing is, well, distracting. There is virtually no character development. Oh, we hear the "facts" of each person's life, but that's about where it ends.
I can't imagine I'd ever read anything else by this writer. The shallowness of the story that could have been really fantastic has left too bad a taste in my mouth.