For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety.
When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch. She launches an unofficial investigation with the help of her hilarious best friend, carpet heiress Janie Segal, and Evan McKenna, a former flame she thought she'd left behind in New York City.
As the search for the killer progresses, Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's double life. She discovers the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's placid picket-fence facade -- and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own....Continua
I loved this book. Being a mom I could relate to the character and the mystery that she gets her self into. I literally had a hard time putting the book down. I finished it in about 2 days. I loved almost all of the characters in the book and till the last moment I had no idea who the killer even was. Great book. I really hope there is a sequel to it so that I can know what happens and what Kate eventually decides to do....Continua
I'm only giving this one three stars because I really couldn't stand the wishy washy heroine. The whole time I just wanted to yell at her to get a grip!
Weiner is obviously a talented writer. But the storyline is like Stepford Wives meets heavy dose of reality. I didn't quite get it.