Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's newest novel tells the story of a young mother's move to a postcard-perfect Connecticut town and the secrets she uncovers there.
For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety.
When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tank. Even though Kate's husband and the police chief warn her that crime-fighting's a job best left to professionals, she can't let it go.
So Kate launches an unofficial investigation -- from 8:45 to 11:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school -- with the help of her hilarious best friend, carpet heiress Janie Segal, and Evan McKenna, a former flame she thought she'd left behind in New York City.
As the search for the killer progresses, Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's double life. She discovers the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's placid picket-fence facade -- and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own.
Engrossing, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Goodnight Nobody is another unputdownable, timely tale; an insightful mystery with a great heart and a narrator you'll never forget.

About Jennifer Weiner

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Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at
Published September 20, 2005 by Atria Books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Take Cannie from GOOD IN BED, give her a best friend who could have co-starred on "Sex and the City," then transplant her from New York City to the hometown of The Stepford Wives, and you would have a pretty good facsimile of Kate Klein, Jennifer Weiner's latest heroine, in GOODNIGHT NOBODY.

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Following a mugger stealing her stroller after letting her take her children out of them first, Kate Klein's husband is determined to relocate his family to safer environs.

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Rachel Sutherland Philadelphia Inquirer 3.5 of 5 Stars "While the mystery in Goodnight Nobody will keep readers guessing, it’s the engaging Kate Klein—and her take on motherhood and womanhood—that propels the book to one that begs to be read in one sitting.

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