Ellie Campbell, AKA The Chicklit Sisters are Lorraine and Pam. They are sisters who live a fair distance apart, with Lorraine living in Boulder, Colorado (USA) and Pam living in Reigate, Surrey (UK). They have just released their fifth novel, Million Dollar Question, and that fact reminded me that I had read their book, Looking For La La a while ago (back in July 2013!), but that I was very naughty and hadn’t posted my book review on this website.
As well as Looking For La La, Lorraine and Pam have written How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad, To Catch A Creeper and Million Dollar Question.
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
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 read the Kindle version and I really enjoyed it. The characters were really likeable and it was a nice, relaxed, easy read. It really made me smile. My favourite character was Raz, as she reminds me of a friend of a mine. I’m looking forward to reading more by Ellie Campbell in the future 🙂
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
You can download Looking For La La on Kindle via Amazon