Sunday, October 18, 2015
review: A playdate with murder ( A mommy-track mystery # 3) by Ayelet Waldman
4 not a stay-at-home mommy book stars!
I had this book sitting on my book shelf forever, and decided to give it a try.
This wasn't a bad story, but their was a couple things I didn't like about it either.
This story is about a stay-at-home mom named Juliet. She used to be a lawyer, but had a couple kids and decided she wanted to spend time with her kids then putting lots of hours in at the office. Well here comes my beef number 1. Why, if you are a stay at home mom would you ALWAYS pawn your children off with their working father so you can run around all day every day. Like going to the gym, hanging out with your friends, solving murders. then you claim you hate being home with your children. well, if that isn't a dead giveaway that you need to back to work I honestly don't know what is! then you boo hoo that you need to get out and work so you are dead set on solving mysteries... HMMM
next while at the gym working with her trainer she finds out that he was dead. They found him with a gun shot wound to his head. She thinks it is murder because he was a happy guy and wasn't sad. Her trainer was a recovering drug addict, but she knew that drugs were not part of the issue.
The more Juliet dug she found out that his girlfriend starting doing drugs again, and that he just found out that he was adopted. He was trying to find his birth mother and was going thru different websites. Juliet decided she was going to take over where he left off because she thinks that finding out will help solve this case.
meanwhile her police friend decided to start his own private eye business because it makes more money. He offered her a job, but she will never give him a straight answer except that she wants to stay home with her kids... HELLO... YOU ARE NEVER HOME!!! so she starts taking her 3 year old son with her while she questions different people.
The more she finds out the more her life starts to get into danger. Their is a loop hole to this mystery. Her trainers family is wealthy and is trying to take everything from his live in girlfriend. This website to help find birth parents, the creator is having an affair with the trainer. This birth mother is wealthy and hiding a secret about this trainer, and the father of this trainer is also a bigger mystery.
this has lots of humor, and it is a great cozy mystery...