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When the four mischievous Sarahs wander away from the party to sneak a peek at the mayor's neighboring estate, they are stunned to find him adorned in leather and latex, and rolling up a woman's body in a Persian rug. To make matters worse, someone has spotted the spying Palins. Someone who threatens to expose their torrid affairs in business "and "the bedroom. Now the unlikely foursome must use all their wits and wiles to get to the bottom of the kinky crime. But will their budding friendship be strong enough to protect their deepest secrets?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-01-16
- Reviewer: Staff
When Greenwich, Connecticut newcomer and derriere cream entrepreneur Coco Guthrie attends her business partner's Halloween party dressed as Sarah Palin, she quickly hits it off with the three other Palins present, all of whom attend the same yoga class. After leaving the party to view the architectural monstrosity that is the mayor's estate, they unexpectedly witness the mayor, in full bondage gear, rolling a dead woman into a carpet—and he sees them. The next day, all four receive letters ordering them to keep mum, lest doctored evidence of their own indiscretions be released to the public. Not the types to be bullied, they start their own investigation by enlisting the help of handsome local detective Rob Casey and seducing the mayor's aide, Malcolm. All the while they suffer personal problems of their own and must rely on their newfound friends for support. After several nonfiction titles (e.g. The Cult of Perfection), Lawrence's debut novel is adorably charming; she manages to incorporate just enough of the spoiled privilege and insecurity of the ultra-wealthy to make her Greenwich set seem authentic and vulnerable, while littering the tale with money, celebrity, and numerous New York City landmarks. Readers will delight in the antics of this gang and will be curious to see if Lawrence can deliver a second hit. (Dec.)