Carpool Author:Mary Cahill Jenny Meade is driving herself crazy. Literally. Swim team. Preschool. Safeway. The orthodontist. PTA. With three kids in three different schools and a husband always away on business, Jenny has been sentenced to a life in a Honda hatchback. She used to fly spare kidneys across country. Now her only cargo is kids--rowdy, sarcastic, self... more »-possessed little creatures who studiously ignore her except to question her competence as a chauffeur. Her friends scoff when she threatens to check herself into the local loony bin. But is it normal to have animated conversations with the dog? Or to fantasize that your car is an airplane and you're coming in for a landing? Or to stroll in the town cemetery hoping for some solitude? Jenny's just about at the end of her rope until she meets someone very much at the end of his rope--a young man whose body is hanging from a tree in the graveyard.
Jenny cannot imagine why John Jensen, a local young farmer, would want to kill himself. Trying to solve the murder becomes Jenny's salvation, and then her obsession, in this fast, funny, deadly trip through suburban frustration.