Woman No. 17

  • by Edan Lepucki
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Phoebe Strole
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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 guesthouse out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her 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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four and a half

I would honestly give it more like four and a half stars but it's raw and beautiful and the story feels so uncut in the most perfect imperfect way. The book doesn't feel like it throws anything into the basket for the sheer factor or shock for those dumb enough not to see things coming like in other books. It's a story, yes. However, it feels like a real one. It's as if Lady stopped writing her other book and started writing this one instead.
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- :D

I don't get the point of this Novel

Seriously, this was just a bunch of endless dialogue with no plot. I pondered this, tried to figure it out but no, I'm sure there was not a plot. It started out good but quickly fell flat and stayed that way.
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- Redskin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio