Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Review of Looking For La La by Ellie Campbell

Review of Looking For La La by Ellie Campbell

About Looking for La La -                                         

In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticized and constantly tired.

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically however with the arrival of a heavily-lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked? Whatever - it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy's 'Mothers Restaurant Research' group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.

With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it's not only Cathy's marriage that's in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan's new assistant, the stress of organizing the school Save The Toilet's dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.'

This amazing novel is written by Ellie Campbell, a pseudonym of two sisters that are Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell. This novel is so perfectly written, it has humour, drama and depth to the story.

Looking for La La's tag line is 'So many secrets...so little time'. This fits this book so well, from the mystery postcard to possibly being stalked. The story is set in Cathy's point of view, she is a mother of two children and is married to Declan.

As a stay at home mother, her days are filled with tidying and cleaning up after her family, that is until the day a postcard arrived. It is signed 'Love from La La', who is this La La? and what is she doing sending her husband a postcard? Confused by the postcard, and not knowing if her husband is having a affair or if it is some kind of joke? Its not long before more things become come to light and the whole situation gets even bigger with every passing problem.

Cathy's husband, Declan has no idea who La La is and what she is doing sending him a postcard but does he really? Cathy's best friend Raz is always there to help her and is more than ready to investigate the odd things that keep happening.

With every problem falling into the next one, but with the growing questions there are even more answers. If I had to sum up Looking for La La in three words they would be:- Thrilling, Gripping and Unique.

This book is great for anyone who loves a book that keeps you holding on till the end. I would definitely recommended this book to everyone, it has humour, drama and most important a great story line. The story was very believable, with lots of twists along the way.

My favourite character of the book was Cathy as the story is in her point of view, you get to see the events unfold through Cathy eyes. You also get to see have her family and friends are portrayed through her eyes, this makes the book even more intriguing.

My favourite quote in the book was:- ' Put Nemo down at once!' she yells suddenly, then her voice changes. ' I'm sorry, my two-year-old's cuddling the goldfish. What were you saying? '

Looking for La La is out now on Amazon.

It is published by Amazon.co.uk.

Ellie Campbell has two other books out now, these are When Good Friends Go Bad and How to Survive your Sisters. These are both out now.

Thank you to Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who together make Ellie Campbell for giving me a copy of their book.

                                    




Another day, another book,


Sophie Kate

1 comment :

  1. Thanks Sophie Kate, what a great review. So pleased that you liked Looking for La La. Good luck with your great blogsite! Pam and Lorraine (Ellie Campbell)

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