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All A Bit Mumsy
6 September 2018
Picked this as my Kindle First offering for the current month. It is VERY well presented indeed, I only spotted a couple of mistakes, which is highly impressive. However, if I'm honest, it's quite a mumsy book and story and I'm not a mother, so it wasn't really my "thing" and at parts I tended to glaze over a little because I just didn't find all that side of things very interesting as I have no experience of that side of life and neither have I ever had a hankering to. And yes, I read a great deal of books featuring murders and I'm not a killer, either, and it's never been an issue but in this story I felt it mattered more. At one point she mentions the mother of twins counting that they needed forty-seven things over the course of an hour. That would be my idea of hell, I have to say.....you'd never get a minute to yourself !!
It was pretty staggering the amount of secrets and lies we uncover as we read what is essentially a couple of days in the lives of the families featured, along with their nearest and dearest. An intriguing look into the sordid underbelly of suburbia in the face of such respectability among these people, though none were very likeable, I found. I despised Laurel's daughter Mira with a passion.....talk about a selfish, self-centred little cow !! Plus, I despise liars and she was a liar of the highest order, though she wasn't alone in this by any stretch.
This line needed a hyphen to make sense in the way she was writing it, "....she had never had a day off when she was saving for college spending money, either"......she also writes about antianxiety medication and again I'd have added a hyphen there, but that was it for errors....
I wouldn't race to grab a similar story by her but something less mumsy I would for sure.