Sunday 28 July 2013

Looking for La La by Ellie Campbell

In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticised and constantly tired.

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?

Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s 'Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.

With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organising the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.

Ellie Campbell is actually a pseudonym for two writers- sisters Pam and Lorraine. The story was inspired by Pam's husband who started to receive anonymous love postcards.

When Cathy discovers a letter written to her husband signed off from someone called La La, Cathy decides to start investigating with her best friend Raz. It is a hot topic of conversation with Cathy's Mothers Restaurant Research Group and at first Cathy is more happy that it might bring some excitement into her life rather than worrying about whether her husband is having an affair or not.

Cathy's husband Declan claims that he has no idea who La La is, but Cathy is understandably very suspicious. And what starts out as something fairly light hearted turns darker as Cathy discovers more and events begin to unfold.

Throughout the story I found myself thinking about what I would do in this situation. Although an extremely unusual circumstance that Cathy finds herself in, it was completely believable and I was with Cathy all the way. She was a very likeable character and you just want things to work out alright.

So much happens in this book that you just have to keep reading. It's a great chick-lit book full of mystery and drama that it held my attention the whole time! It is also really funny and the characters come out with some really funny quotes. And there is a twist that you definitely won't see coming!!!



  1. Thanks Laura, great review. So glad you finally received your copy :)

    1. Your very welcome and yes got my copy :D. Thank you for sending it to me to review :)