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Careful What You Wish For: A Novel
Careful What You Wish For A Novel
Author: Hallie Ephron
From the New York Times bestselling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up. — Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she?s married to man who can?t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He?s filled their baseme...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780062473653
ISBN-10: 0062473654
Publication Date: 8/6/2019
Pages: 304
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 17
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I really liked the decluttering idea. Think of how many ways your protagonist could get in trouble with that. Also liked the idea that Emily is married to a hoarder, but keeps her hands off his stuff. Aside from that, I found it slow going. The plot is laid out in the book description (there's a slight deviation in the classic plot, but it's obvious), so there is no mystery for the reader. Then it's a question of suspense. Ephron does the suspense by making Emily so incredibly naive I couldn't believe in her. I kept saying to myself, "People in murder mysteries don't KNOW they're in murder mysteries" but it didn't help. There was no need for Becca, unless Ephron is going to make a series out of this. Lila was great though. I also thought the Murphy plot was too much complication. But all in all, if it were a series, Emily and Lila have potential, and I'd try another one.


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