Monday 11 August 2014

Blog Tour: Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette

Title: Courting Trouble
Author: Kathy Lette
Published: 14th August 2014
Publisher: Bantam Press

Today I am kicking off the tour for the wonderful Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette with a review. The other stops are listed below, so please do stop by them for some other great posts.


What an action packed, slightly unexpected read Courting Trouble was! The cover and synopsis of the book really did not give much away as to the controversial topics that it would entail!

Tilly is an instantly likeable character, especially with her quick fire sarcasm; even though they say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit; is a trait that I definitely wished I had! Tilly does have her flaws though like the rest of us, and one of those is that is an awful judge of character! And there was a point in the book where I got really frustrated with her. Her Mum Roxy though is hilarious and a force to be reckoned with, but Tilly's daughter Portia was my favourite and the only one out of the three that saw sense most of the time.

I particularly liked the courtroom case scenes and that Tilly was a lawyer as this is something that I rarely come across in fiction and would definitely like to read more of. There were a few scenes where I felt my anger surface at what the prosecution/defence was saying and think that the author really managed to get across exactly what it would be like in a courtroom.

The pace of Courting Trouble propels you to read on and I finished this really quickly. There are a great mix of characters and it had my heart pounding in places! So although unexpected, it was a really good read.

This managed to be lighthearted and funny, but deal with serious, real life issues at the same time. It is definitely a novel to get you thinking and it got me thinking about the current justice system and how it may not be as just as it is supposed to be. There is also a hint as to there being more from Tilly and her story and I will certainly be looking out for it.

A funny, fast paced, compelling read from Kathy Lette.


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