Looking for La La
By Ellie Campbell
Rating: 4/5 Stairs
Looking for La La is British chick-lit, with a little mystery thrown in and a lot of humor.
This book gets down to business quickly, with Cathy receiving a postcard in the mail addressed to her husband Declan from someone named “La La.” The postcard alludes to an affair, and Cathy begins to wonder – is her husband cheating on her? Is this from someone who wants to break them up in order to get Declan? Or a male suitor wanting Cathy all to himself? Or just someone who has it out for Cathy? Who is La La?
The more we get to know Cathy, the more unhappy we realize she is. Her best friend is never around. Her husband is inattentive at home, works long hours, and really just wants Cathy to find a job. She doesn’t seem to be very good at housekeeping, so it’s a good thing she has a cleaner that comes once a week. All her friends are moving on and she feels stuck. It’s no wonder she’s so busy looking for La La.
Looking for La La had a lot going on, and the plot kept twisting one way, and then turning another. Cathy tends to jump to conclusions, and act on her instincts. The more Cathy looks for La La, the more secrets she seems to uncover. And the more trouble she seems to get into.
I was sure I had the mystery solved at one point. And I did. And then it turned out I didn’t.
Cathy and her crew were a fun bunch to spend an afternoon with. This book is the first in a series, and I plan on reading more.
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.