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Shoot Me

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In the words of her psychology student daughter, Elsie Brooks is an enabler. She mothers everyoneher social work clients, her husband, her twenty-something daughters, and her reclusive sister who lives in the attic. Elsie is committed to taking care of everyoneeveryone but herself. So, when crazy Aunt Hildy writes to demand a bedroom in their Halifax home, Elsie cant help...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published by Vagrant Press
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Paula Dembeck
A fabulously funny and great book centered in a large South End Halifax home where Elsie Brooks lives with her separated husband who has taken up residence in the basement, and with her lonely sister who is in the attic. Her other sister Juliet, lives elsewhere in the lap of luxury with her husband Robert. Juliet and her husband have no children, just a pampered dog called Kiwi. Elsie has two daughters in their twenties: Dahlia, now engaged to a massage therapist named Slater, and Lily a smart p...more
Teena in Toronto
I had high hopes for this book. It's set in Halifax, NS, and I didn't mind the writing style.

But I grew tired very quickly because the characters were so unlikeable, pathetic and absurd.

Aunt Hildy doesn't get murdered until halfway through the book and I can't say I was sad to see her go. And I wasn't satisfied to discover who killed her ... it was a ridiculous choice. When Aunt Hildy's story comes out, I didn't have any sympathy or compassion for her.

I wouldn't recommend this book.
Hilarious, an easy read, funny characters, a murder mystery that keeps you guessing and treasure to boot. I read it in a day and a half. Good enough to have to share quotes with my husband at some of the funniest bits.
Very light read, silly at times but fun nonetheless. Set in Halifax so being from Nova Scotia I could picture all of the locations, including the house they lived in.

Loved reading a book that was set within the city I live in !! Nice easy read !!
not quite a knuckle biting mystery, a bit predictable.
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Lesley grew up in Montreal. After graduating from Concordia University with a degree in English and Education, she and hubby settled in Homeville, Cape Breton and raised a family. From 2000-2005, Lesley was a features writer and columnist (Home Fires) for The Cape Bretoner Magazine, and from 2005-2009, a columnist (Lesley's Letters) with the on-line magazine, Cahoots. In 2005 her first novel, Rela...more
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