Tuesday 25 June 2019



A close knit group of suburban housewives lose one of their own in a freak accident. Their attempts to prolong her loss result in hilarious but troubling results. And as always, the cat wins.

Shoshana Edwards is a new-to-me author, one I have never heard of before. This one popped up on my radar when a Goodreads friend added it to his TBR pile. As far as I can tell it's her only published piece and I'm glad I checked it out.

Maybe a bit on the cosy side of the genre with our main characters a group of five ageing ladies, ones with their bonds and loyalties closer to each other than their families. One of the gang perishes in an accident and rather foolishly the girls conceal the death and preserve her for one last outing, before saying goodbye. Things go to plan until they don't.

I really enjoyed this one, there's a smart twist at the end. One of the gang is the leader and we are privy to events from her perspective and we get her take on her friends, their faults and failings and her verdict on their relationships, as well as her own disappointments and frustrations with her own husband and children.

An enjoyable twenty minute read and another new author for me to keep tabs on, though it has been six years since this one first appeared.

4 from 5

Read - June, 2019
Published - 2013
Page count - 14
Source - Kindle Unlimited
Format - kindle


  1. This sounds like a fun read, Col, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. The premise is clever, and it sounds as though there's wit in it, too.

    1. Margot, I liked the unlikely conspirators. It was an entertaining diversion for me.

    2. Thank you all so much. The idea came about from an exchange on a Facebook group of rather mischievous ladies. Now that I am fully retired, I'm actually writing novels.

    3. You're welcome. I wish you luck with the writing!

    4. Shoshana Edwards23 March 2020 at 09:27

      My first novel is now out: Death Lives in the Water. ebook at ringoffirepress.com

      It's about a small town that has harbored an unknown danger for over a century. This mythological creature has been awakened, with dire results for everyone who goes near the water. The sheriff must decide whether he has a serial killer on the loose or if his friends are correct, and only magic can stop the killing.

    5. Thanks for the update, Shoshana. I hope it does well for you.

  2. Oh this sounds good, just my kind of thing. Another case of our tastes crossing over. And short too...

    1. You might enjoy. I seem to remember time taken to select an outfit in this one!

  3. What a fascinating idea, and I love the idea of a group of aging ladies doing this.