Folks, remember Susie Steiner, the author of the Manon Bradshaw series I gushed about a couple of years ago? Steiner released a new novel in the series (the third one)!
Yes, these are police procedurals but whatever. The books are so well-written and absolutely hilarious. Steiner’s very British sense of humor has had me wriggling on the carpet (I was reading while putting Klara to bed) for the past 40 minutes.
The first book in the series was about the protagonist hitting the age of 39 and realizing she urgently needs a husband and a baby. It was so good, and realistic, and funny, and once again good.
The second novel I vaguely remember being about her actually having a baby but Amazon stole that book from my Kindle and I can’t reread to make sure.
In the most recent novel, Manon is now 46 and is having a midlife crisis. And it’s funny and bitter as all hell at the same time.
I have interrupted my reading to give my muscles a rest because I can’t laugh so much without taking a break.
If you are a woman and you don’t enjoy the Manon novels, I’m not sure you are really a woman. Unless you have extremely refined artistic sensibilities and you only read high art type of books. I don’t think I’ve ever met a man who’d enjoy them, although that would be interesting to see.