Nov 072012

The Happy Housewife by Kate Cooch

File Size: 288 KB
Print Length: 153 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Samantha ‘Sam’ Sherman is a thirty something stay-at-home Mom without any problems. She loves her smart husband, her sweet daughter, and her career choice. One day, in the process of helping a friend, she is drawn into the investigation of two murders. Suddenly, her steady world begins to sway. Insecurities from years ago return, her husband is annoyed at her involvement in the case, and then there is the acerbic detective with dark curly hair and green eyes who seems to be everywhere. Sam is miserable and stressed out and well, slightly exhilarated. Imperfection can be a deadly draw
“The Happy Housewife” is a 200 page suburban murder mystery with an unexplained explosion, a bloody fire poker, and a touch of romance. One ordinary woman is snatched from her seemingly ideal life and forced to confront a mistake from her past in order to solve two murders.

I read a lot of white knuckle, look over your shoulder kind of mystery/thrillers. But sometimes I just want to read one that is a little tamer. One that has twists and turns and keeps you guessing who did it, but just on a calmer scale. This is that kind of book.

The author did a good job of introducing a few characters who had personalities that I haven’t really seen before, and they are all very different from each other. That made the book very interesting to me.

I loved the story line, and the ending sure didn’t turn out like I thought it would. It’s packed with enough twists and surprises to keep you wanting more. It’s a short read, but I felt the length was perfect. I didn’t have any thoughts of “wow, just get to the end already”. It ended before it got redundant, and that’s the kind of book that works for me.

  4 Responses to “The Happy Housewife by Kate Cooch”

  1. This sounds like something I’d really like. Great review!

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one!

  3. Hi Vicki,

    This sounds like a book that I wouldn’t mind trying, I am always a sucker for a good mystery.

    The cover art also had me smiling, I couldn’t imagine anything that would look less like a ‘happy housewife’, than that blood soaked poker!

    Great find and a nice review, thanks for the recommendation.


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