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Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
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Aug 18, 2011

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Kate Klein, mother-of-three, leads a fairly quiet, boring life. Her days are filled with taking care of her children and being a house wife until another mother in the neighborhood is killed. Kate's former life as a reporter soon takes over and she conducts her own investigation. Her days are now filled with phone calls, trips to NYC to question people, and research. Now feeling as if her life has a purpose, she cannot give up the investigation until she has seen it through to the end.

My biggest disappointment in the book was Kate's inability to take control of her life, she lets life happen to her. Yes, she goes from a house wife to an amateur detective, but that is the only decisions she seems to have made. She runs into an old flame, and doesn't really deal with her emotions around their past relationship and how she feels now. Her marriage could be compared to that of roommates, yet she hasn't made any decisions in regards to moving forward. Yes, at the end of the novel she moves out of the house, but her husband still visits on weekends and there haven't been decisions made as to their future.

As far as Kate's detective work goes, I wasn't expecting some of the twists and turns which kept the book interesting. There weren't any revelations I was shocked to discover yet the events unraveled in such a way to keep the story moving along and to have any questions answered by the end of the novel.

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