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The Secret Shopper Affair (Secret Shopper #3)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  149 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Best mates Sandie, Emily and Grazia thought they'd be friends forever, but they reckoned without the dividing effects of men and money...

Shopping guru Sandie is on a roll, with a baby on the way and Toby, her posh totty partner, proposing every five minutes. But when she realises the legendary Garnett's Department Store is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, she knows sh
Paperback, 368 pages
Published by Orion (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 10, 2011 Chloe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily, Grazia and Sandie all met when they were secret shoppers, and all in the same boat. Now things have changed dramatically for each of the women, and it’s pushing their friendships to the limit. Sandie is happily engaged to Toby Garnett, heir to the Garnett store throne and is pregnant with their first child. She’s struggling to balance her career, her family and the renovations on her home. Meanwhile, Emily is very jealous of Sandie’s pregnancy, as her partner Will has put a ban on them ha ...more
Aug 25, 2016 Angela rated it liked it
Liked the story. Things have changed for the better for Grazia, Sandie, and Emily. Grazia has the family she never expected, Sandie's mellowed out slightly, and Emily's managed to grow up even if she was being rude and selfish among the way. Even after reading this book I still don't care much for Grazia, and while I did like Emily initially from the first book she was almost unlikeable before the end. As for Sandie I've grown to like her more she was alright in the first book, somewhat ok in th ...more
Annabel Krantz
Secret Shopper's Revenge (and the two sequels, Secret Shopper Unwrapped and Secret Shopper Affair) is another perfect example of chick lit. Kate Harrison, once a former secret shopper herself, writes about her three 'angels' as they each find themselves at a new stage in their lives. Emily is recently divorced with a toddler, Sandie has been falsely accused of theft and forced to leave her dream job, and Grazia is mourning the death of her famous husband. Each is looking for a new direction, a n ...more
When Emily, Grazia and Sandie first met they had one huge thing in common, their lives had fallen apart. Emily had been left by her husband to struggle with a new born on her own, Sandie had lost her job and been accused of stealing and Grazia had lost her husband, a famous artist and was finding it difficult to be out of the shadows where she had spent most of her years. Secret shopping brought them together and three women who would not have necessarily been friends under normal circumstances ...more
Sep 06, 2012 Shelley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, although expect it would be much more enjoyable if you had already read the previous books - I didn't realise it was the third in a series when I started it. Perhaps because of this, I often felt that I was missing something, such as the reference to secret shopping which happened very rarely and somewhat randomly in this book (which also meant that the quote on the cover "Who said that sex was better than shopping" didn't make sense to me). There also seemed to be little in t ...more
Oct 19, 2014 Leslie rated it liked it
I think it would have been wise to have read the previous books in this series before this one because I didn't really feel I got to like the characters until the end. Then the book was over and it no longer mattered. Not a bad story. I did feel that Emily and Grazia both needed another chapter - Sandie summarized their situation but summaries don't paint good pictures. All in all not bad - it did take me a long time to read because I kept falling asleep. That may or may not reflect on the writi ...more
Jun 18, 2014 Natalee marked it as to-read
I registered a book at!
Aug 16, 2015 Natalie rated it did not like it
didn't like it
Jun 18, 2016 Julie rated it it was ok
Sorry it was an okay read. Have read better chick lit books to be honest.
Quite dull in parts not for me really.
Nov 03, 2013 Natalya rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book! Surprisingly I didn't feel lost or confused, seeing as I hadn't read the other two. However, it didn't matter because as a reader you completely understand the position and background of Sandie, Emily and Grazia. Most of all I really enjoyed how cleverly written it was - it was nice reading 3 perspectives on very similar issues/problems.
Oct 21, 2013 Michelle rated it it was ok
I was interested to see how the author would continue with this saga, but to be honest I was a bit disappointed after the last 2 stories. Some parts of this book felt like wading through treacle, and the stereotypes of the 'upper class' mummies are just a bit overdone to make the book enjoyable. It may be time for some new plot ideas from this author!
Feb 21, 2016 Jil rated it liked it
Leuk om het vervolg op het vorige boek te lezen. Alhoewel het vorige deel meer veranderingen in het verhaal had wat het leuker maakte om die te lezen.
Na even tussendoor wat Nederlandse boeken te hebben gelezen was het tijd om dit Engelse boek uit te lezen. Is wel een verhaal dat vlot weg leest.
Mar 18, 2011 Aileen rated it liked it
To follow this book you have to read the previous books from the series.
I found it hard to get into this book, and feel I didn’t enjoy it as
much as the other books in the series, it was a good book, but for me
there is something missing, I would probably recommend.
Amanda Stanzel
Aug 13, 2013 Amanda Stanzel rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read the others in this series, but it didn't seem to hurt. I liked seeing the 3 different perspectives. It was a good summer read.
Dec 18, 2011 Tiina rated it liked it
This was an easy read. None of the characters were really annoying; instead, they were believable. I wanted to find out what happened to them so it was an ok book.
Karen Whittard
Mar 21, 2015 Karen Whittard rated it really liked it
Fun, heartwarming, funny, wonderful read. Light and easy to read. Just what every woman needs. Great book
Nov 14, 2015 Mary marked it as may-borrow-again
Will borrow this again once I've found and read the "Secret Shopper Unwrapped"
Dec 12, 2011 Anna rated it liked it
Have read the first of these books. A good chick lit book.
Jan 11, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it
a good entertaining story
May 21, 2011 Kayward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kate was born in Wigan, and lived in more than a dozen places when she was growing up, including England, Scotland, and the Netherlands. She trained as a print journalist and then worked for the BBC as a reporter and Education Correspondent, before switching to behind the scenes producing on programmes including Newsround and Panorama. Her final 'proper' job involved coming up with TV programme id ...more
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