Genre: Chick Lit
My Rating: 3 Stars
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.
My Review:Whilst this book got off to a slow start, the ultimate ending and all the twists and turns made it - for me - a satisfying read.
Cathy and Declan's relationship is an interesting one as is the premise of the lipstick marked postcard. This very much drew me into the story. As the story itself developed, I really grew to care for Cathy and I just wanted for her to be happy!
Finally, the book had a great sense of humour and the twist was excellent.
On the whole, this was a fun, clever read with a great cast of characters. Certainly a good way to spend a couple of hours.