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Goodnight Nobody: A Novel
     

Goodnight Nobody: A Novel

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by Jennifer Weiner
 

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In this “delightfully funny suburban-housewife mystery” (Newsday), New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner tells the story of 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.

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Goodnight Nobody 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 200 reviews.
readtolive_livetoread More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Weiner's witty dialogue and wonderful voice. I also enjoyed the backdrop of suburbia, giving the novel a Desperate Housewives-meets-Susan-Isaacs feel to it, but things sort of go downhill about halfway through the story. Kate's life is underdeveloped. Her married life is of very little consequence in the novel. Yes, her husband works a lot and is hardly ever home, and we all know that she's not in love with him, but some more scenes and interactions between them wouldn't have hurt. Most of the scenes center on Kate playing the amateur sleuth, leaving her kids under her friend's care for most of the novel. Her history with Evan McKenna is very interesting, and I would have liked to see more scenes with them together, but again, there is very little of that in the novel. It gave me the impression that even the author herself thought the heroine's life was boring and that is why she devoted most of the story to the whodunit storyline. The ending seems rushed. In the last forty or so pages, it seems that Weiner suddenly remembers that she's almost reached her deadline and has to wrap up the story, so she does a quick resolution regarding Kitty's murder and leaves the heroine's issues unresolved. The unresolved thing is fine with me in books. After all, literature mirrors life, and not everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow in life, but I feel cheated in this one. I would have liked to have known if she'd settle for Ben or risk everything and go for Evan, who is an interesting character in that he's flawed and not a perfect romantic hero (he, after all, is seducing a married woman with kids). It left me feeling as if the heroine's life hadn't been interesting enough to even give it a dignified semi-resolution. Instead of doing that, the author decides to resolve Kitty's parentage, which, to be honest, was of very little interest to me. (Maybe, just maybe, Weiner intends to write a sequel, or turn the whole housewife-slash-sleuth thing into a series, in which case I can understand the loose ends.) Ah, well. Goodnight Nobody is a great, entertaining read. Perhaps you'll enjoy it -- warts and all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely my least favorite of all Jennifer Weiner's books. Its not exactly like her other books which made it hard to get into in the beginning, but I did become more interested as i kept reading. Weiner is a great author and everything she writes is just amazing, so yes I would recommend this book. Even if it doesn't seem like much when you first start reading, stick it out because it really does get better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a very slow start, and I almost gave up on it. Once it pulled me in, I had a hard time putting it down. The author did a very good job with all the characters she wrote about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fun read
R_Money More than 1 year ago
The first book by Jennifer Weiner that I attempted to read for Good In Bed but I never finished it and never will. I was hesitant to buy this book after having such a bad read with her other book but I was pleasantly surprised. This was a wonerful book that I just could not put down. Finished it in two days because I could not stop turning the page to see what was going to happen next. I'm not hooked on Weiner yet but I will give another one of her books a try and hope it goes just as well.
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I totally enjoyed this book but was a little nonplussed at the ending. Im hoping a series is in the works because Id like to see more of this character.
tiffernandez More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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Didnt really have an effect untul i realized i just wasted my time....
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