Title: The Mystery Shopper & The Hot Tub: Book One Of The De'ath Family Antics
Author: Helen E. Field
Stars: 3 1\2
The mystery Shopper is trying to hard to be a over the top humors story that at times falls flat with the chauvinism that is constantly presented to readers over and over again. The author gives readers a introduction that will help readers understand the reason as to why the characters do what they do.
The story is very much British humor that not many American readers will enjoy. Yet the author is able to create laugh out loud moments, a cast of characters that are a mix and match to the world around people as well as over the top down right silly moments.
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of Helen E. Field Thee Mystery shopper and the Hot Tub.
Brooke’s a gorgeous young mum who lives in Essex. Her favourite things in life:
1. Her baby, Paige
2. Husband Dean
4. Hot tubs
5. OK! magazine
All that’s missing is the hot tub. Brooke's bored at home and wants financial independence, but mostly a hot tub and Dean’s a man with traditional values and he doesn’t want Brooke to work. She secretly takes a job at a nearby country house, meeting the incorrigible Lady Townsend. This unlikely friendship, plus some jaw-dropping events, helps Brooke realise that she’s capable of so much more than she thought.
Dean is a devoted husband and father, and, knowing what Brooke wants most of all in life, he secretly takes up mystery shopping hoping to make some extra money to pay for it. And if he gets some peace and quiet whilst doing so, all the better.
The elaborate web of lies they both weave results in numerous madcap situations, but can their deceit undermine the love that they have?
About The Author:
Helen Field is a business woman, writer, publisher of greetings cards, funny poet, speaker, traveller and author of The Mystery Shopper & the Hot Tub.
She was born and brought up in Waltham Abbey in Essex and currently lives in a small village in North West Essex, so it would be fair to say she has earned her “Essex girl” badge!
Helen has had a varied and interesting career in retail and hospitality in UK, Europe and USA, including setting up and running her own restaurant. She runs her own training consultancy to the hospitality industry. One element of her business has been designing and implementing mystery shopper programmes all over the UK for some of the most well-known organisations. With inside knowledge of the industry and armed with thousands of funny mystery shopping incidents, she was inspired to write her debut novel, The Mystery Shopper & the Hot Tub.