How to Kill Your Husband (And Other Handy Household Hints)

HowtokillFrom the back : All women want to kill their husbands some of the time "Where there’s a
will, I intend to be in it," wives half-joke to each other. Marriage,
it would appear, is a fun-packed frivolous hobby, only occasionally
resulting in death. But when Jazz Jardine is arrested for her husband’s
murder, the joke falls flat. Life should begin at 40 – not with life
imprisonment for killing your spouse. Jazz, stay-at-home mum and
domestic goddess; Hannah, childless career woman; and Cassie, demented
working mother of two are three ordinary women. Their record
collections are classical, not criminal. Cassie and Hannah set out
immediately to prove their best friend’s innocence, uncovering
betrayal, adultery, plot twists, thinner thighs and toy boys aplenty en
route but will their friendship survive these ever darker revelations?

Sexy, funny and wise, Kathy Lette’s irresistible new novel is about
women not Having It All But Doing It All. It’s about how today’s mother
is often a married lone parent. It’s about the fact that no woman has
ever shot her husband while he was vacuuming. This is Kathy Lette at
her brilliant best, casting her trade mark caustic eye on what goes on
in the bedrooms and kitchens of ordinary married couples. A novel which
will strike a cord with married women everywhere and ensure that, from
now on, they all read the small print on their marriage licenses.

My thoughts : To be honest I wasn’t so
taken by this one. It starts with a bit of a confusing scene and then
does a "flashback" which is what the rest of the book is about. A
rather clumsy device to try to draw the reader in. I couldn’t really
get the characters – their reactions to events seem extraordinary and I
really couldn’t relate to the lead character. The men too I found a
little 2 dimensional – would have been more interesting to have one guy
who was decent in it. Lots of one liner type jokes but little real
substance and the overall plot was just flat. Still, it moved well
enough and I did finish it so it can’t be that bad!

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