Thursday, March 1, 2018

Women No. 17 by Edan Lepucki: Review

I was sent this book through Blogging for Books.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. 


"High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she’s going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady.

But in the heat of the summer, S’s connection to Lady’s older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. And as Lady and S move closer to one another, the glossy veneer of Lady’s privileged life begins to crack, threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family. Meanwhile, S is protecting secrets of her own, about her real motivation for taking the job. S and Lady are both playing a careful game, and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear.

Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.


My Rating: 3 Stars

Format: Paperback

Source: Blogging for Books

This was another cover pick for me, and I am so glad the cover pulled me in as I really liked this.  

I really enjoyed the writing style within the story.  I have seen some other reviews who also enjoyed the premise of this book, but felt we were left hanging within the plot. I do have to agree with them!  I kept waiting for a big reveal or a huge plot twist, and it just never came.  I still really enjoyed it overall though and gave it 3 stars.

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