Suburban murder in perfect (desperate?) housewife territory where our untypical mum and her chum solve the crime. Thatâs the centre but this is much more a story of friendship, relationship, dissatisfaction and family life. A tale of modern manners hung around a crime scene where revealing the murderer is less important to the reader than the entertaining characters.
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For Kate Klein, 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. So 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 two friends and discovers the secrets and lies behind the town's placid picket-fence faade -- 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.
|Publication date:||15th March 2011|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Audio Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 31/07/2022
Jennifer Weiner lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and her rat-terrier, Wendell.More About Jennifer Weiner