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Goodnight Nobody

Goodnight Nobody

Written by Jennifer Weiner

Narrated by Emily Skinner


Goodnight Nobody

Written by Jennifer Weiner

Narrated by Emily Skinner

ratings:
3.5/5 (41 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Sep 20, 2005
ISBN:
9780743567480
Format:
Audiobook

Description

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's newest novel tells the story of a young mother's move to a postcard-perfect Connecticut town and the secrets she uncovers there.
For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety.
When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch. She launches an unofficial investigation with the help of her hilarious best friend, carpet heiress Janie Segal, and Evan McKenna, a former flame she thought she'd left behind in New York City.
As the search for the killer progresses, Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's double life. She discovers the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's placid picket-fence facade -- and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own.
Released:
Sep 20, 2005
ISBN:
9780743567480
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen books, including That Summer, Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, In Her Shoes, Good in Bed, and a memoir in essays, Hungry Heart. She has appeared on many national television programs, including Today and Good Morning America, and her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among other newspapers and magazines. Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.



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3.6
41 ratings / 41 Reviews
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  • (4/5)
    Kate is a mom of three, living in the suburbs and feeling like she just doesn’t live up to the other moms, and none of them are interested in being friends with her. She misses her best friend Janie from when they lived in New York City; luckily, “Aunt” Janie comes to visit fairly often. When one of the other local moms (Kitty) invites Kate over to talk about something, Kate instead stumbles upon Kitty’s dead body in the kitchen, with a knife sticking out of her back. Kate and the other moms are worried when the police aren’t finding who did it. Kate, having a reporter background, decides to do some digging herself. While digging, Kate also learns that Kitty was in touch with an old crush of Kate’s in New York, and the digging brings them together. I really enjoyed this. The ex-flame helping out makes for a slightly more interesting investigation. After taking a peek at some of the other reviews, I had no problem with Kate! I guess I “get” her infatuation with her former crush (though I am not married, so…), and I don’t have kids, so the fact that she wasn’t terribly happy with her current situation didn’t really bother me. In any case, I really enjoyed the story!
  • (3/5)
    Chick lit mystery. Who would have thunk it? Take a romance novel, throw in some Stepford Wives, add a good stab at suburbia and plenty of twists and turns and you've got "Goodnight Nobody." Does anyone remember a movie from the 80's with Raul Julia and Susan Sarandon where her dentist is murdered? This book seems to have borrowed from that movie.
  • (4/5)
    I saw Jennifer Weiner read a snippet from this at the Upper West Side B&N, and read it much later. Another book about a murdered mom, this time in suburban Connecticut (didn't realize this was such a risky job). Kate didn't know the victim well, but is a bit bored and investigates with the help of some quirky pals.
  • (4/5)
    Weiner moves out of her fluff books again into a sharp mystery set it suburban Connecticut. Unlike her first two books, I enjoyed all the characters and was intrigued by the story line.
  • (3/5)
    Fun read with a bit of a mystery thrown in.
  • (3/5)
    "Jennifer Weiner always keeps you laughing with her outlandish ways and hurmor! "