The Bitches of Brooklyn by Rosemary Harris

Posted May 24, 2014 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments

The Bitches of Brooklyn by Rosemary HarrisBitches of Brooklyn by Rosemary Harris
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Women, Mystery
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Four friends from Brooklyn await the arrival of a fifth at a Cape Cod bungalow where they spend an all-girls weekend every summer. But this time the fifth woman doesn't show. Instead she sends a note that reads - "I've run off with one of your men."
Fast, funny and filled with Harris' trademark snappy dialog and quirky characters forced to reevaluate their friendships, their marriages and their memories.

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I think this book had a lot of potential but it just didn’t end up being as great as I thought it would. I thought that the premise of the book was great, a bunch of women friends getting together for their yearly vacation, only to find out that one of this is not just a no show, but she also ran off with one of the other women’s husband. I really love books that deal with friendships between women, so I really thought this book would be right up my alley.

Right off the bat I felt like the book started of slowly. The writing style didn’t jump out at me and grab my attention. I actually found the narration a little bit on the jump side, which actually made it even more difficult to connect with the characters in the story. And for me without a strong connection with at least a couple of the characters, I find it hard to get invested in the plot, which I think is why this book just didn’t click for me.

The book did end up having a lot more of a suspenseful plot than I was originally expecting. And I will admit that about halfway through the book the pace picked up and the suspenseful element really helped me like the book a bit more. But the ending really didn’t do it for me either, I felt like to many smaller elements were wrapped up in an unrealistic way, and some of the mystery plot just came out of nowhere.

I do think there is an audience for this book, but it wasn’t for me.

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About Rosemary Harris

Harris attended school in Weymouth, and then studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Chelsea School of Art and the Courtauld Institute. She served in the British Red Cross Nursing Auxiliary Westminster Division during World War II, and has worked as a picture restorer, a reader for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a children’s book reviewer for The Times from 1970 to 1973. She won the Carnegie Medal in 1968 for The Moon in the Cloud. This book was the first in a trilogy set in ancient Egypt. The subsequent books were The Shadow on the Sun and The Bright and Morning Star.

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