Cathy is riding high in her brand-new job at a (surprisingly bitchy) top London advertising agency working with best friend Rosa. But when Rosa’s pregnancy goes amiss and enemies sabotage her new career, she finds herself leading a chaotic double life of lies and deception, hiding a shameful secret from all, especially husband Declan who appears in the throes of a nervous breakdown.
Meanwhile she’s agreed to unmask the notorious Crouch End Creeper, a burglar terrorizing their neighbourhood. Little does she know that her meddling, assisted by fellow mothers (the Wednesday Once Weeklies) and the Neighbourhood Watch, will lead their dangerous opponent to murder. And that it’s not only the tall elegant transvestite who is placing herself at risk…
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This is my third book by the writing duo Ellie Campbell and I simply can’t get enough of their books. One of the reasons for this is the fact they are hilarious and include loads of humor in I simplylove the their writing. It is always such a pleasure to sit back and relax with one of their books.
This time, the story focuses on Cathy, a stay-at-home-mom who’s recently found a job. The wonder-woman from Crouch End is trying to manage both motherhood and career. There are a lot of sharks at her kids’ school and at the office, too who can’t wait to see her fail. But there is new danger on the horizon too, it’s the Crouch End Creeper, and the police is helpless. This person, robes the houses in the neighbourhood when the owners are not at home. So Cathy desides to take things in her own hands and catch this creeper.
When Cathy decides to play a private investigator, things get pretty rough. In the funniest way possible, this wonderwoman manages her advertising job, being a mother of two and coping with all their school activities, and now even saving Crouch End from that creeper. She puts herself in such ridiculous situations, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. Cathy sure is a character that you will adore. She always messes things up, she can’t be trusted to finish a task, she always forgets meetings and things. But she is the sassiest character I’ve ever met, so up-beat and radiant.
To Catch a Creeper is the sequel to ‘Looking for La La’. If you enjoyed the first part, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one too. They also can be easily read as stand-alones so I really don’t see a reason why you shouldn’t check them out.
My rating: 8/10