This week's book is Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney.
I've been reading Karen's cozy mysteries for years, and I love them. This is a departure from those. It's a comedic mystery, more so than she normally writes, but it's definitely not a cozy. I'm completely enjoying it, however. I think Stephanie Plum would be the best comparison.
Anyway, here's how the book begins.
After eight years of chiseling away at the petrified contents of Tupperware containers, wiping variety of organic substances off of two small children, and cleaning up after an incontinent Siamese cat, I thought I could stomach anything.
I was wrong.
And here's a great bit from page 56.
"Where is the minivan?" My husband hovered over me, smelling like aftershave and shampoo.
"You smell nice," I said groggily. "What about the minivan?"
"Where exactly is it? You brought home the bumper. What happened to the rest of it?"
I'm nearing the 200 page mark in this book, and I'm really curious how it is all going to come out.
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