Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: Alison Wonderland by Helen Smith

Goodreads: After her husband leaves her for another woman, twenty something Londoner Alison Temple impulsively applies for a job at the very P.I. firm she hired to trap her philandering ex.  She hopes it will be the change of scene she so desperately needs to move on with her shattered life.  At the all-female Fitzgerald's Bureau of Investigation, she spends her days tracking lost objects and her nights shadowing unfaithful husbands.  But not matter what the case, none of her clients can compare to the fascinating characters in her personal life.  There's her boss, the estimable Mrs. Fitzgerald; Taron, Alison's eccentric best friend, who claims her mother is a witch; Jeff, her love-struck, poetry-writing neighbor; and - last but not least - her psychic postman.  Her relationships with them all become entangled when she joins Taron for a road trip to the seaside and stumbles into a misadventure of epic proportions! 

Kritters Thoughts: A short and simple review for a smaller book that was definitely out of my normal reading genre.  I thought it would be a good one to stretch me out of my comfort zone, but I just couldn't get into it.  By the end of the book, I was confused, lost and kind of ready for it to end.

If you like a little story, with some quirkiness and some magic, this one would be one you could pick up. 

Rating: not such a good read

Pages: 220

GR Oct-Dec Challenge: A

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Back to Top