Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Book Review: Looking for La La - Ellie Campbell

The blurb.
In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticised and constantly tired.

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?

Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s 'Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.
With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organising the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.

My opinion.
Ahh, where to start?! I got really caught up in this novel. It took me a while to warm up to Cathy, the main character. Not sure I actually did end up liking her... Normally, the main character is a deal breaker for me. Not relating to him/her is usually the kiss of death... but not with Cathy in Looking for La La. Even though she wasn't my favorite MC, the story was so well written. It was intriguing, it was funny, it was fast paced,...
What a roller-coaster! Looking for La La really has everything. Family life, girlfriends, gossip, love, relationships, intrigue, betrayal, stalkers,... you name it, 'Ellie Campbell' put it in there. Brilliant. Like I said, I got really caught up reading it. I felt all Cathy's ups and downs, highs and lows,... even though her life is as different from mine as possible, it just all felt so... real! And those twists! This is probably as unpredictable as fiction goes, I mean, seriously.
I cannot wait to read more from this fabulous sister-author-duo, Pam and Lorraine.


Thank you so much to Pam and Lorraine for contacting me.
It means a lot you wanted me to review this book - I absolutely loved it.

About the author(s)
Ellie Campbell is the author name for two sisters, Lorraine Campbell and Pam Burks, who write together collaborating by phone and email from Surrey, UK and Colorado, USA. They have published three books, How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad and Looking For La La.

Connect with 'Ellie' via Twitter, Facebook and their website!

Review for To Catch A Creeper coming soon!
OUT 24th March!


  1. Thank you so much Maryline for such a great review! Awesome.

    Ellie Campbell

    1. My pleasure, thanks so much again for the opportunity ;-)
      Won't have a review up tomorrow, for To Catch A Creeper, I'm sorry - but will do everything I can to help spread the word! xx