- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1482731517
- ISBN-13: 978-1482731514
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 4.5/5
In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticised and constantly tired.
Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?
Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s 'Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.
With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organising the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.’
Cathy is an amazing character. One we don't necessarily want to know, but by the end we are right there with her. She speaks out to elements inside all of us. The sisters have developed their characters in an amazingly real way. They are more than just words on a page, but real people. The character arcs are well developed and the book is great.
This is a great book for those that like chick-lit with British humor and rememberable characters. Yeah, they might be a little quirky and different, but that is what makes them real- they are not cardboard cut outs!
Grab it. Read it. And make your own judgements. It's a good book and these sisters have done an amazing job!
Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell, who collaborate from their respective homes in Surrey, England and Colorado, USA. Their novels ‘HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR SISTERS’ and ‘WHEN GOOD FRIENDS GO BAD’ are published in the UK by Arrow Books and also available as e-books.