Wednesday, May 10, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Woman No. 17

About Woman No. 17

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hogarth (May 9, 2017)
A sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California

High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she’s going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady.
But in the heat of the summer, S’s connection to Lady’s older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. And as Lady and S move closer to one another, the glossy veneer of Lady’s privileged life begins to crack, threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family. Meanwhile, S is protecting secrets of her own, about her real motivation for taking the job. S and Lady are both playing a careful game, and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear.
Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.

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Review:  I have to admit, the simple cover and title drew me to this book.

I love quirky books.

In this case, a very bizarre, yet enjoyable book.

It reminded me of the Hollywood type of books that I used to read when I was in high school. Yeah, I loved books about the wealthy and weird and you really don't get much weirder than the the charcters in this book.

The relationships here are so messed up, but that's what makes you turn the pages.

This is book is what summer reading is about!

Rating: 4 flowers



Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This looks like a great book to kick off summer reading!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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