The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard

The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard

by Robert Bryndza

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'I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven't discovered Coco Pinchard yet then this is the perfect introduction!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree

Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold... But now she's forty, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn't it be time to enjoy life?

That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.

The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco's life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.

Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy.

What people are saying about The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard:

'I couldn't put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times... and who wouldn't want to read through a stranger's correspondence? Fabulous book.' Noel, Amazon Reader

'Fast moving, clips along with never a dull moment providing plenty of smiles, chuckles, and outright guffaws to a satisfyingly happy ending!' RavenWoman, Amazon Reader

'So refreshing not to have a cliché rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!' LL Colmer, Amazon Reader

'I have a new favourite author! Bryndza tells the story as if you are sitting with your girlfriends exchanging bits of "wisdom". The write up was correct. I do not often laugh-out-loud at books, but I sure did while reading this one!' Gail Joramo, Amazon Reader

'You think you've got problems? Trust me, they are nothing compared to what Coco Pinchard has! And how the author of this marvel manages to achieve such a level of hilarity while Coco goes from one disaster to another is the mark of true creative genius. The first of a three book series, this novel, told totally in entertaining emails, is laugh-out-loud funny. Mayda, Amazon Reader

'What an outstanding read!! I laughed, cried and cringed alongside Coco, the main character in this pacy story. I loved the way the tale unfolded through a succession of emails...a format that worked brilliantly!' Amy, Amazon Reader

'This book is just fab! Had me giggling out loud so many times. The sarcastic, subtle and genius sense of humour is just up my street. I think I know somebody just like all of the characters in the book, and/or have even been them at some point in my life, so could definitely relate!' Mel, Amazon Reader

'Loved this so much, funny and enjoyable. If you are going on holiday buy all three before you get to the beach or you will go nuts not being able to get the others before you get home. It is amazingly written by a man, who knew? Bryndza seems to be able to get into the head of women better than most other women. He has zeroed in on us and done it well!' FeatherOnAWire, Amazon top 100 reviewer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158969706
Publisher: Raven Street Publishing
Publication date: 09/23/2017
Series: Coco Pinchard Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 71,748
File size: 581 KB

About the Author

Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice, which is the first in his Detective Erika Foster series. It has sold over one million copies.

The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath and Cold Blood are the second, third, fourth and fifth books in the series. The sixth book, Deadly Secrets, has just been published.

Robert's books have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into 28 languages.

In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.

You can find out more about the author at and on Twitter and Instagram @RobertBryndza

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Customer Reviews

The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard is the first full-length novel in the Coco Pinchard series by British-born author, Robert Bryndza. It’s some twenty-three years since we met Coco in A Very Coco Christmas. She’s married to Daniel (but for how much longer?) and has a grown son, Rosencrantz. Her book “Chasing Diana Spencer” is not doing too well; her mother-in-law, Ethel seems to need a lot of attention; Rosencrantz is having dramas in career and romance; Daniel’s entertainment career seems to be going well, but keeps him absent. Readers may have suspected from the prequel that Daniel would not make the best husband: this is now confirmed, and Coco has to deal with divorce and the associated property division. She also gets to see the returns of her book pulped; has to switch off life-support; has to rescue someone from a US jail for drug possession; gets an allotment with attendant rules and drop-dead-gorgeous neighbour; takes a vacation in Slovakia; and writes a musical for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. All this we learn via emails to (ex-)husband, son, good friends Chris and Marika, her agent, her new agent, her newsagent, the takeaway shop; the bookshop; her (ex-)sister-in-law; a prospective nursing home for her (ex-)mother-in-law; a stair-lift company; the police; the allotment administrator; and the hot allotment neighbour. All very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little slow in the beginning but it picked up and then I couldn't wait to see how it would end.
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
You've Got Mail and if Coco Pinchard has your email address you will have a lot of it. This is no bad thing as her emails are full of snark and self-deprecating humour to describe the unravelling tragedy that is her life. From a teenage son in the throes of first love, a wandering husband, strife with the mother and sister-in-law and a career that is dead in the water. All that was missing was an overabundance of exclamation marks in her emails - or is that just me? I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I picked it up as I love an epistolary novel and I wanted something light and fluffy as a holiday read. What I actually got was a joyful look in to one woman's life with all it's frustrations and prat falls. Coco Pinchard is winning at failing but refuses to stay down for long. With her support network of Christopher and Marika you know that she is going to be okay but reading her frequent meltdown emails to the pair of them, and the odd one to her local newsagent and son, provided a great deal of pleasure. I didn't laugh out loud but I did do a lot of snorting in appreciation. One of the greatest sources of joy was her wonderfully named son, Rosencrantz Pinchard. I just couldn't get past that name and it made me smile every time it was mentioned. None of the situations she found herself I could relate to - apart from the inappropriate drinking and kebab snuggling - from my own life but it was so easy to imagine yourself in her shoes. The highlights of the book for me where the book pulping (very Alan Partridge) and the Edinburgh Festival. They may have been the highpoints but only in the way that Mount Everest is the high point of the Himalayas. It is chock full of knowing observations and genuine zest of living. The only thing this was missing was seeing everyone's replies to her emails - I so wanted to know what Christopher and Marika thought about some of the situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the format and content
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Coco is a divorced mother of a grown son who lives in London. She is an author but her book didn't sell very well.  That was not completely due to her writing. She got an I-Phone for Christmas and when she figured out how to use it she started emailing her friends.  This story is told by viewing all the emails she sends. Even though this story is told by reading emails, we get a good idea of the people in Coco's life. Her best friends are Chris, who is gay, and Marika.  She tells them everything. Then we find out more about her son, Rosencrantz, who is also gay. Her ex-mother-in-law, Ethel, is a hoot.  She says what she wants without worrying if it might be offensive. However, Coco herself annoyed me when she kept forgetting appointments and dates which were suppose to be so important to her.  I didn't care for her much. She sure had a bad life and I felt sorry for her, but, at the same time, I think she brought some of it on herself. I always read the blurb of a book before deciding to pick it up. In this case, I liked the story idea so I went for it. I also liked the title. It appealed to me so it increased my desire to read the book.
TeamBryndza More than 1 year ago
Product Description: Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty-something. She married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published. Husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and son Rosencrantz is grown up. It should be time to enjoy life.  That is until the annual family Christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It’s not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel’s mid-life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman. The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts, through emails to her friends Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher. Coco documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck. Then she meets the hunky Adam and she’s back in the world of dating as a single forty-something... Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy.