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Perfect Alibis

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  357 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Stephanie, bored housewife and downtrodden mother, wants a job. Madeleine's recruitment company appears to be the ideal place to go. Except that PAs isn't quite what it seems. ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published December 25th 2007 by Accent Press (UK) (first published May 1st 2003)
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Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Εύκολο και ανάλαφρο, ιδανικό για χαλάρωση και διακοπές !
Mar 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
really tried but the jumping around of the story viewpoints confused the hell out of me!
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

I am pretty sure my distaste for this book came about more from the subject matter than anything else. Whilst I can appreciate that not everyone has a good marriage, or even a moderately happy one what I cannot appreciate is that the way to rectify is to have an (or multiple) affair(s) - no matter whether you are male or female. I suppose that as the heart of this book is about women grabbing their own happiness then it does, to some extent subvert the more traditional tropes but it sti
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A very very long short story

The paragraphs were long and fast-paced. It felt like the book was dragging on a bit. The cover looked fun and inviting so I was expecting it to be a funny romantic kind of story. But the characters seem to whine so much about their lives that out me off the story a little bit. The author spent more time describing their surroundings than actually the characters themselves. I would've liked it if the characters talked more and had more of a actual back story if anythi
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good read. Read most of it in the car journey to our holiday destination, and finished the rest off this evening. Easy to pick up the story where you left off. Good fun characters and a different story line to usual.
Fiona ONeill
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good read

Loved this book, it was funny, sad and kept you gripped too the end. You won't be disappointed in this booj
May 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, but does assume that everyone wants to have an affair.
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Typical storyline and a predictable end for this chick-lit. Easy to relax and read this one, good for the summer.
Lizzy Baldwin
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Right so down to the nitty gritty. I really loved the plot of this book; it’s nothing I’ve thought about before let alone read before. An agency that helps women cheat on their partners basically. It’s pretty hilarious the situations these ladies get themselves into; from being heard on the phone, to cheeky photos on the kitchen table. Although not always completely authentic the stories were brilliant. Equally brilliant was the way in which Madeleine and her team get the women out of the tricky ...more
S.J. Hitchcock
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had no idea what I was getting into when I downloaded this book; I admit I saw the cover and thought, let’s give this a go. I have never read a book by this author, and I did not read the blurb, so had no idea what the story was about. The title gave me a little clue, but it was not what I would have expected. A business where they provided alibis for their cheating spouses, and with Stephanie the MC, fed up with coming second to the dog. Her children are driving her around the bend, what does ...more
Seumas Gallacher
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Not surprisingly, another excellent offering from an author who combines really insightful humour with the reality checks of day to day situations that we've all been in at one time and another. Not only does this novel poke fun at certain off line activity ( NOT an exclusive prerogative of the male species by the way,), but it underscores how easily distractions get in the way of actually just getting on with living. The characters are all p[eople we've met, in the office, down the pub, and pro ...more
Feb 22, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has been on my shelf ever since I recieved it in a goodie bag at a bookcrossing convention in July 2006. My husband had already read it - when on holiday and having run out of more suitable books - and said it was 'ok'

I also thought it was 'ok' - nothing special, nice enough characters but they all seemed to think it was ok to run around and s**g anything that moves while married - which I don't - so I suppose I was predisposed to not like th book from the start. Just your standard chi
Lynda Kelly
Dec 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deleted
This sounded a great idea for a business being run in this book and thought it was going to be intriguing. However, I was up to 37% of the way in and there really hadn't been much mentioned about the business/agency itself yet it started with tremendous promise. It was just so dragged out that I lost interest and packed it in.
Not sure what went wrong in formatting but whole paragraphs were suddenly in bold print.
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this book was OK. The idea was a good one and I liked all of the characters although like with most chick-lit books the end was predictable.
The thing that annoyed me was the fact that within the chapters it changed from one scene to another and I found that hard to follow. Why not separate out the scenes/storylines with a new chapter? Maybe it was because I was reading on my kindle that it was hard to distinguish where it changed?
Overall I quick easy read though.
Mar 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book took me ages to read I couldn't get into it. The concept of the story sounded interesting but I didn't feek lost in the story or feek like I warmed to the characters. The epilogue at the beginning was gripping so I was hoping it was a good story but when the characters were introduced the story didnt seem to flow. It took a while to get into the book but it wasn't for me. ...more
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably give it 2.75 stars. A chick lit book where the lead characters are mainly married women in their late 30s and the main topic is infidelity. It's a quick read, probably good for summer holidays and long distance travel. Not so sure about the topic and started to get a bit repetitive towards the end. Fine as far as chick lit goes. ...more
Michelle Hammond
It was an ok read. I didn't struggle with it but neither was it one of those books that I couldn't put down. It took far longer to read than a book that size normally takes me. I guess I just didn't get involved in the characters or care what happened to them next. The actual concept was comical but believable. Not really one i'd recommend. ...more
Apr 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: a, kindle, novel
Hidden in this book is a pretty normal type of love story but it is jumbled in amongst the tales of a group of man eating feminists who run a sort of club to cover their extra marital sexual encounters. I'm sure most of it was meant to be funny but instead it rambled on and at times just bored. ...more
Debbie Viggiano
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you love chick-lit then you will love Perfect Alibis. It's a tongue-in-cheek read about having a fling and always having a back-up plan, but not always with perfect consequences. I won't say any more for fear of spoiling the story. ...more
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Thinking of having an affair .... read this first
Sep 27, 2012 added it
not that great may have to give it up..its not gripping me and taking ages to read which usually means its a bit boring.will give it till next chapter to pick up then im movin on im afraid...
Linda P
Sep 09, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: standalone
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I found this book quite interesting, I usually find it hard to keep wanting to read but with this I just couldn't put my kindle app down. I would 100% recommend this book. ...more
May 02, 2016 rated it liked it
διαβάζετε εύκολα. η ιστορία και η πλοκή δεν είναι κάτι το ιδιαίτερο.
Emma Fitzgerald
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
its not at all what I expected but was really good read. could not put it dpwn needed to know what would happen
Karen Nichol
Apr 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Ok book but storyline not very strong. Ideal if you're looking for a quick chick-lit read. ...more
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book, interesting characters but I found the ending a slight let down.
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not my kind of story, I am afraid. I thought the characters were not very likable and the kids even less so. I skipped several chapters and got even more irritated by the predictable ending.
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Jane Wenham-Jones is the author of six novels – her latest is The Big Five O – and three non-fiction books. Wannabe a Writer? is a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of becoming a scribe and Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of? is a how-to on PR and self-promotion. 100 Ways to Fight the Flab (and still have wine and chocolate) is full of useful tips to combat Writer's Bottom - an occupationa ...more

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