This was a pleasant surprise. Juliet is a pleasant competent woman who is a bit of a busy body. After putting her career on hold to be a stay at hom..Show More »e mom, Juliet is bored and restless. She can't help but get involved when she hears about a woman at a preschool being murdered. She really has no business getting involved but Juliet doesn't let that get in the way. Along the way we meet Ruby, Juliet's daughter and Peter, Juliet's husband and a host of friends and foes. All together they are entertaining and fun. This is a good book and I look forward to the next one.
This is an entertaining book with a good plot and the characters are very likeable. There are some unrealistic moments that I won't list because it w..Show More »ould be too many. However, the book is funny and nicely written. I'm a bit offended by Juliet's approach in this book. She invades the privacy of people she did not know and did not understand. I think she may have lost a friend or two in this book. Other than that this is a good read.
I have enjoyed the previous Mommy Track Mysteries and this one as well. They are fun, interesting and entertaining. I also like the funny and sarcasti..Show More »c style of Walderman. One of the complaints I have had in the past about the series is that the books always seem so short. Well, Walderman makes up for it in this book. She filled a little over 10 hours with an interesting mystery with lots of red herrings. Even though the book was long, I didn't feel the need to skip ahead because I knew that if I did I might miss something important. I bought the next book, even though it is short, before I finished this one..
In Murder Plays House by Ayelet Waldman, Juliet Applebaum has a baby on the way and needs to find a new house. This is a rather sad book because ther..Show More »e is a lot of information about eating disorders and how it affects families. However, even though it very serious under tones, Juliet's wit and sense of humor still manages to shine through. The mystery is solid and has enough red herrings and clues to keep you guessing the villain until the end.
I have never thought of the plight of pregnant women in prison, but, Waldman does a good job bringing it to the attention of her readers in an entert..Show More »aining way. In the latest addition to this series, Juliet does a favor for assistant which leads to her investigating a murder involving the prison system's treatment of pregnant women. There are many twist and turns throughout the book to keep you guessing to the end. An interesting side plot is what seems to be the deterioration of Juliet's marriage. I saw several red flags throughout the book that made me raise my eyebrows because of her treatment of her long suffering and patient husband. By the end of this short book, Juliet finally pulls it together. However there isn't a happy ending. Waldman keeps it realistic. Which is one of the reasons I like this series. This book albeit short is worth a credit.
Never in a million years did I think I would read all of the books in this series. But I have, so far. All of the books up until now have been funny..Show More » and witty. Not that this book was bad, but it lost some of the humor and wit of the previous books in the series. I enjoyed this book just like I enjoyed the other books in the series. I look forward to the next book in this series.