Like all of Jennifer Weiner's books, this one has all the elements necessary to keep the reader entertained and interested.The heroine, Kate, is a suburban mom who never intended to be one and her experience with investigation occurs when she has time and her little ones are in preschool.
What sets Jennifer Weiner's books apart from the average suburban mom detective genre is her portrayal of Kate's inner life as well as her realistic depiction of the drudgery and frustration stay at home moms can face when their children are very small and utterly dependent. Sometimes it's hilarious and sometimes it's heartbreaking, but it always makes good reading.
The mystery is very good and Kate follows her leads in a realistic and entertaining way. The suspense builds well to the ending, and the crime, as well as its perpetrator, is presented in a novel and surprising way.
All in all, very well done.
- Hardcover: 376 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (20 September 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743470117
- ISBN-13: 978-0743470117
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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