Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Review - Looking For La La by Ellie Campbell

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.

~ Lexana's Review ~

If you like British humor and Chick Lit, this book is for you.

Cathy is a stay at home Mom who's husband is pressuring her to go back to work. And then he starts receiving love postcards from La La. He's convinced they are just a prank. She's not.

With the help of her friend Raz, Cathy sets out to figure out the mystery of La La. Things aren't quite as they seem, and the plot thickens but I'm not big on spoilers so I'll leave it at that.

I love the style Miss Campbell writes in. There were lots of laughs, but she brings out Cathy's insecurities and fears as well.

I'll be reading more from this author in the future.

Received this book as an ARC and reviewed for Maria's Book Blog

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks Lexana and Marialovesbooks for featuring Looking for La La. We loved writing this and so pleased that you enjoyed reading it.

    Thank you!