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Kate Klein is a feisty, charmingly insecure Connecticut housewife who trades in a life of late-night karaoke sing-a-longs and West Village brunches with her best friend Janie for a world of mini-vans and Mommy and Me pilates classes. Life in Upchurch, Connecticut, heats up when Kate discovers picture-perfect wife and mother Kitty Cavanaugh dead on the pickled maple hardwood floor of her recently remodeled kitchen. A former chronicler of celebrity gossip, Kate takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of Kitty's murder and the disappearance of Lexi Hagen-Holdt, another Upchurch supermom. Along the way, the mysteries and disappointments in Kate's personal life begin to unravel, including her marriage to the kind-yet-uptight Ben, and her unresolved crush on Evan McKenna, a former neighbor with whom a one-night tryst ended in disaster. Thrown in for comic relief, and perhaps to show the depth of Weiner's talents as a writer, are Kate's twin boys and adorably sophisticated 5-year old daughter Sophie ("Sophie was sitting on the toilet, applying lipstick and waiting her turn...").
Goodnight Nobody is chock full of plot twists and turns which can be overwhelming and superfluous. However, Weiner's charm and grace are usually enough to rescue readers from these moments of confusion, and reaffirm our commitment to this endearing contemporary voice. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Slow read until a little after the half way point. Definitely enjoyed the last 1/3 of the book the bestPublished 13 days ago by Stella
As usual Jennifer Weiner writes characters who are relateable and likeable! The twists and turns in the story made it a page turner. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Karen Lee
Unfortunately, this is the worst Jennifer Weiner book I've read to date. Her books are always engaging and satisfying. I can't even bring myself to finish it.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favorite books. I recommend this to any mom feeling overwhelmed and a bit bored with motherhood at the same time. Have a glass of wine and read this!Published 2 months ago by Philosophy Professor
The characters are believable, even likable throughout this book, but the plot leaves a lot to be desired. Too much description and too little "meat".Published 2 months ago by Judy Milavec
I've read other Jennifer Weiner books and really liked most of them. This was not up to her usual standard but it was enjoyable. Easy beach read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lisa
I never thought of this author as a mystery writer, but it turns out she's a pretty good one. There's the kids, the big girl or woman, the conflicted marriage, and perfect friend,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by sdp1202