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Publisher's Summary

For Kate Klein, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety. So when a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch. She launches an unofficial investigation with the help of two friends and discovers the secrets and lies behind the town's placid picket-fence facade - and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own.
©2006 Jennifer Weiner (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Hilarious . . . begs to be read in one sitting." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"Weiner's got a brilliant eye for social stratum, character sketches, and rendering of suburban atmospherics." (The Washington Post Book World)
"A Peyton Place for the 21st century, only more modern, hip, and funny than the original." (The Boston Globe)
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By JACK on 05-20-13

Excellent Guilty Pleasure

Great Chick Lit. Light, funny, well read. Perfect summer diversion. I have enjoyed all her books this one included.

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By Klehan on 06-06-12

Great Book! Very funny!

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I found this book very entertaining. It kept my interest, I wanted to keep listening. I thought I had the bad guy figured out two or three times and I was wrong. It was very funny, I laughed out loud a few times and chuckled a lot. I loved all the characters. I want to be bff's with Janie!

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By Kathy on 03-04-12

unconvincing

It seemed to vacillate between chick lit and classic detective styles without doing either very convincingly. Also it was hard to stick with a book where characters were underdeveloped or simply not likeable. However there were enough moments of wit and good writing for me to make it to the end.

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