On the frontlines of the battle of the bulge, otherwise known as trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann's, freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend - a wannabe actress named Pam - and gets a new job: sprucing up Pam's bare-bones resume.
Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invites Jaine to join The PMS Club - a women's support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas.
But joining the club proves to be more a curse than a blessing for Jaine. Though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine never takes the warning literally. Until another PMS member, Marybeth, drops dead over a mouthful of the green stuff after confessing she is having an affair with Rochelle's husband.
While Rochelle and her husband are the obvious suspects, everyone at that night's meeting is under suspicion, including Jaine. So, instead of dishing dirt with The PMS Club, Jaine has to dig up dirt on the surviving members. And soon it becomes clear: someone in this club thinks getting away with murder should be a privilege of membership. . .
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This is the best book of the series so far. It is funny, witty and clever. Jane takes after her father in that they both get involved in cringe worthy but funny situations. I laughed out aloud as I listened to this book. The murder mystery developed slowly but picked up and moved fast. There were lots of red herrings to prevent guessing the killer. The narrator did a good job with all of the voices. I would recommend Laura Levine to anyone who like cozy mysteries. I'm off to download the next book in the series.
1) Lovable heroine
2) After 3 books, I've come to really appreciate the narrator's performance of each character.
3) Storyline is an easy read without being half-baked.
4) Writer comes up with some pretty original and witty lines, found myself laughing despite my initial detachment from narrator's performance. (Now I like her).
No. At first I thought her performance was over-the-top but now I like her and appreciate how it makes the heroine more likable.
You just have to love Jaine Austen. This series is one of my favorites. They are light and fun, and witty. Please get the rest of the titles from this series on Audible!
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