Every month Amazon sends me an email saying to choose a free book. Mostly they don’t interest me, but I choose a free book anyway because, well, Free Books!
They haven’t been amazing so far and usually I don’t get very far into them. Crimes Against a Book Club though? Worth it.
Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.
Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they’ll combine Sarah’s looks and Annie’s brains to sell a “luxury” antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie’s La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough, until Annie decides to add a special—and oh-so-illegal—ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.
Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one another.
This one took me a bit to get into, but about a few chapters in it really picked up. I loved how the characters developed, the “will she get caught?!” element, and the different story lines intertwining.
A bit of a twist at the end and a bit implausible, but a nice way to spend a few late nights when I couldn’t sleep. The ladies made for some good companions with some good laughs.
Is this something you’d read? Why or why not?