Top reporter Laura Lake has struck journalistic gold.
She’s discovered a secret country village where the British elite own weekend mansions. Film stars, famous artists and top writers, not to mention Cabinet ministers and the cream of M16, land their helicopters in the grounds of the gastropub. Far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi they compete in the world’s most exclusive pub quiz and fight for parts in the celebrity panto.
But how is Laura to gain access to this undercover Eden, whose borders are strictly controlled? Luckily her billionairess friend Lulu, a logo-obsessed socialite with a heart as huge as her sunglasses, suddenly fancies a quiet life in the country.
Can Laura gatecrash the pub quiz, infiltrate the panto and write her exposé before the snobbish villagers discover her identity? And before Lulu gets fed up and flees back to Kensington?
I really enjoyed this book. I especially loved the characters created by Wendy, they were an eclectic bunch to put it mildly! The main character seems a lot more ‘normal’ and is surrounded by an amazing bunch of people but she is able to bring a reality to the whole thing which I liked. The story has a nice pace to it so doesn’t ever get tedious or boring and the ending is great. I really enjoyed Wendy’s style of writing and it is lovely to see she is from Derbyshire, the same as me!
This was the second book about the main character, Laura, and I will definitely be reading the first at some point, but as a standalone book I would still recommend it to all.
DESCRIBE THE BOOK IN THREE WORDS
Witty, colourful and fast-paced
Number-one bestselling author Wendy Holden was a journalist on Tatler, The Sunday Times, and the Mail on Sunday before becoming an author. She has since written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. She lives in Derbyshire.
Thankyou to NetGalley and Head Of Zeus who kindly sent me this book in exchange for a review. All opinions on it are my own