The Bitches of Suburbia By Jane Owen @janeowenauthor @rararesources #Review

Today on Love Books Group I am delighted to be on the blog tour with a review for Jane Owen’s The Bitches of Suburbia. I received an ARC copy in exchange for a free and honest review. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey for the opportunity to be on the tour.

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Book Synopsis

Nothing much ever happened on Horseshoe Lane – why should it? It was, after all, just a normal suburban backwater with the usual cross section of growing families, ageing pensioners, the occasional singleton and a brace of curtain twitchers. The arrival of celebrity couple, Heavenly and Travis, however, changes all that. This glamorous pair bring about a summer of competitive party throwing and ambitious home improvement projects that will have disastrous and completely unforeseen consequences.  

 Neighbours who’ve got by for years with just the occasional chat over a garden fence about the unseasonable amount of rain or the state of next door’s garden are slowly united by suspicion as a husband goes missing, a much loved cat turns up dead on a doorstep and Enid from Number Seven is found badly injured at the foot of the cliff.   

 Could one person be responsible for all of this? Could that person be the strange and unlikeable Hilary Jones from Number Nine? There was only going to be one way to find out and it was going to involve a lot of whiskey….

 In this her wonderful follow up to ‘The Rock Star Known as Horse’, Owen’s riveting new story finds a murky side to the suburbs, a side where petty jealousies and neighbourly rivalries can escalate out of all control with calamitous results, all intricately observed with her usual dark humour firmly to the fore.  

Jane Owen 

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Jane’s first novel, Camden Girls, was published by Penguin twenty years ago and quickly became an international cult bestseller published in many languages including Japanese, Spanish,German, Hebrew, Italian and Dutch.  She’d already spent many years working in the film business working alongside stars such as Christophe Lambert, Andi McDowell, Daryl Hannah and James Remar before switching to the music business and working for bands such as The Who, Robert Plant, ZZTop and many more.  Eventually, even that got boring and that’s when she wrote Camden Girls.  

 After publication, life became interrupted by an unfortunate traffic accident and Jane moved out of London to Sussex and slowly returned to writing.  Her novels don’t fit into any specific category and, frustrated by endless rejections along the lines of ‘You write beautifully but we don’t know how to sell this book’ she started self publishing.  Rave reviews gave her the confidence to keep going and believe in what she was writing.

 She’s still in Sussex, sharing her life with her musician partner, three horses and a dog and divides her day between writing and riding.  

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The Bitches of Suburbia ~ Review

I was consumed from page one. Lovers of the television series Desperate Housewives will be in heaven with The Bitches of Suburbia. It has a mirroring setting but with an abundance of intriguing and unique characters.

With curtains twitching as a celebrity couple moves in I was laughing out loud and cringing at the embarrassing moments for the inhabitants of the street.

The book has a real feel-good factor, more ‘Up-Lit’ than ‘Chick Lit’. With a fast-paced flow, it leaves you wanting more.

This is my first read by Jane Owen but I am delighted to see on Amazon that Ms Owen has other titles available too.

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