Sunday, 26 May 2013

Guest Book Review: Ellie Campbell - Looking for La La

Reviewed by Louise

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.’

I'd seen Looking for La La several times whilst browsing on Amazon so when I saw it was one of the books in Sharon's backlog it seemed like fate telling me to read and review it for her.

Cathy's ordinary life is thrown into chaos when her husband receives a postcard signed by a mysterious woman named La La, he claims to have no idea as to who it's from and thinks it's someone playing a practical joke.  After a second and then third postcard is received, Cathy begins to suspect that it's someone she knows but who is it and why are they doing it?

But the more she starts investigating the more she discovers that she doesn't really know her friends and neighbours at all as they all seem to have their fair share of secrets... 

This was an interesting story with plenty of twists although at times I have to confess I got a little bored sometimes and skim read to get to the next interesting bit.  Every time I thought I knew the identity of La La something would crop up and take me down a whole different direction and I have to be honest and say that I didn't guess her true identity at all...

I'd like to thank Ellie Campbell, sister writing duo Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell, for sending us a copy of this book to review.

No comments:

Post a Comment