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Goodnight Nobody
Goodnight Nobody
Author: Jennifer Weiner
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ISBN-13: 9780743470124
ISBN-10: 0743470125
Publication Date: 5/2/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 789 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 14
I thought this was an excellent book. I did not enjoy Weiner's previous book, Good in Bed, but I LOVED this one. I have read other reviews by folks who liked Good in Bed and such that HATED this book. So if you didn't like her previous books, give this one a try. It's definitely a mystery, with some chick/mom lit too. I would love to read more like this from Jennifer Weiner.
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Helpful Score: 13
I find myself gobbling up all of her books that I can. I'm not too sure why, considering the endings to almost ALL of the books i've read have left me so mad. It seems like they are just unfinished and they leave you wondering "well what happened after?" If you're a fan of her books then you're probably already well aware of the style of her books and their endings. Other than the ending, I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read. I'd recommend it, but not without first making someone aware that becoming angry at the end is a definite possibility.
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Helpful Score: 11
For once chick lit that kept me guessing. It was a lot different than I expected, but that's not a bad thing. The very end was a tad odd I thought, but I still enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 10
This was a different read for me of late. I've read one other Jennifer Weiner book, Good in Bed, and this was good but I liked that one better. This one lacked that zany touch of humor -- feeling like I was bogged down in Kate's life along with her would have been a bit easier with a few more laughs, although that was probably part of what she was getting at.

Overall, good book, but not great. And remind me not to get married, move to Connecticut, have a few kids and become a supermommy while my husband works long hours, becomes dismissive, and forgets how to be good in bed!

My more specific impressions? First, Kate is living the life I think I dread most -- one everyone thinks is perfect from the edges, but once inside you see that Kate is just there for other people to use and ignore. Actually I think it wouldn't be so bad if she were going through it with her husband as opposed to knowing her husband is watching distantly and still can't be bothered... Anyway, very well titled book.

It's also a very slow book, at least in the first half. It picked up a lot past the midway point, once more and more interesting things started to surface and especially after Kitty became more fleshed out as a character, even postmortem. And I caught the little play on the childhood name as compared to the main character's.

There were a few things I'd wish had been more specifically spelled out at the end, but that's just me and my need to know everything that did and will happen!
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Helpful Score: 8
Weiner's typical formula of overweight woman unhappy with some part of her life has worked for three books. In _Goodnight Nobody_, she sticks with this formula, but also tries something new. It is a mystery of sorts.
The perfect mother is found dead. Her death was not a natural one. So, the community of Upchurch, CT (a whole community of perfect mothers) seeks to protect their families while honoring the deceased.
Kate Klein is not a perfect mother. As the discoverer of the dead body, she feels a connection with the woman who has died and seeks to discover who was responsible for the death.

If this is your first Jennifer Weiner book, you will love it. If you have read several of her books, you will enjoy it, but realize it is not her best book. It's enjoyable for sure, but she has written better stories!
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Helpful Score: 6
I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner, and find her books very entertaining. That said, I must admit this book was a disappointment.

First to the outline of the book. Kate Klein is a suburban mother of three children under five. Her husband is a workaholic, and she feels left out of the clique of women that she has somewhat befriended in her neighborhood. When Kate finds the body of one of these moms after arriving for a play date, she sees it as an opportunity to break out of her rut. It also leads her to cross paths with a first love and begin to question her marriage.

My problems with the book start with Kate, the heroine/protagonist of the book. Although at times I identified with some of her plight, having lived in the suburbs most of my life and recognizing some of the Stepford wives she contends with, I also found her irritating. She claims not to fit in with her group of friends, but at times she seems rather condescending of their choices in life. She also seems to be rather offhand about her kids, and seems to enjoy herself only when they arent around. I dont think everyone needs to be a perfect mom 24/7, but cook them a meal once in a while, and do some laundry for crying out loud. It was as if trying to distance the character of Kate from the other moms Weiner went a little to far to the other side. The character of Janie, Kates best friend was more of a caricature than a real person. Ben and Evan the two men in Kates life seemed more like props. The mystery of the book was interesting enough, and had a satisfying enough conclusion; although Kates story did not. It seemed deliberately open ended, as if setting up for a sequel. I have come to expect more from Ms Weiners books, and hope her next book brings back her more winning style.
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Helpful Score: 6
I have read all of Weiner's books, but this one I just couldn't get into. I thought it was really slow in the beginning and lost interest after the first few chapters.
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Helpful Score: 5
If you ever lived as a stay at home mom in suburbia, this book right up your alley. IT's mystery involving a very normal wife in an almost stepford burb in CT. Her advntures, and misadventures are endearling . I found it a nice read, even though not my lifestyle, I would recomment it.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is better than Weiner's usual (which aren't bad) because it is actually a murder mystery as well as an exploration into the world of mom's. Our protagonist Kate is a mother of three and has recently moved to a very snobby suburb in Connecticute where the mom's try to one-up each other on what a great mom they are. One of the snotty mom's is murdered and Kate finds her body. Kate works on finding the killer and in the process runs into the guy she never got over. This is a fun time with never a dull moment!
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was something of a break from the usual JW book. While the main character is her typical plus-sized heroine, the book wasn't all about getting a guy or keeping one.

It was a little unbelievable in parts (Why, for example, would a bored suburban housewife decide that it was her job to solve a murder mystery?) but overall I really liked this one. Even the "perfect" neighborhood moms grabbed my interest and kept my attention through-out.
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Helpful Score: 4
A funny and poignant tale of life in suburbia but not one of my favorites from Jennifer Weiner. This is one part mystery and two parts chick lit. Many of us can relate to the heroine. She wears sweat pants to play dates at the playground and fishes out old stale chips from her diaper bag much to the horror of the other mothers who are all petite and all of whom give healthy snacks to their children. A misfit and not too unhappy about it, Kate's life in Connecticut gives a good glimpse into the mommy wars and the fierce competition among mothers to outdo, outshine others. The mystery story seemed out of place. This could have been even better book if the murder was excised from the narrative. Weiner could have explored what it means to be a stay at home mom in the 21st century.
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Helpful Score: 3
I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner! This book doesn't let you down at all! If anything, it shows you what a dynamic author she truly is because this if the first book of hers that includes a "murder mystery". And you can't miss her humor and sarcasm - a great book all around!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book reminded me of Susan Isaac's Compromising Positions, and was just as fun. I've read all Weiner's books and although the mystery-like plot is different for her, the snappy diaglog and witty observations are just as good, if not better.
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Helpful Score: 3
I love Jennifer Weiner's books! She is just so funny and real and reading her books makes me feel like I'm sitting around the table, drinking coffee with some of my best friends. I highly reccomend this book, and any of her others, to anyone!
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. It made me laugh out loud many times, as I can relate to some of her feelings of being a mother of small children in a new neighborhood and trying to relate to it all. This author gives her character just great wit and intelligence. I have read most of her books and everyone of then is great. I highly recommend this book!!
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Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely love Jennifer Weiner!!! I first picked up "Good in Bed" at a yard sale, and loved it, so I have been on the hunt to pick up more of her books. Her charectors are always believable a highly relateable. This book is awsome as are all the rest of hers I have read. I will not part with my Jennifer Weiner books anytime soon.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was pretty good. The first half was somewhat slow but mid-way through the book I couldn't put it down. An enjoyable read.
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Great novel with mystery and fun.
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this book is a bit different from other weiner novels in that it's a mystery, not so much chic lit. still good!
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It's a modern day whodunnit type book about a murdered housewife and her neighbor who's trying to solve the crime. I didn't get past the first few chapters.... just couldn't get into it.
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Loved it! Great story line with wonderfully developed characters. Kept me guessing until the end and shows the inner turmoil and pressure to fulfill expectations that women so often experience.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was not a book club favorite but I enjoyed it. It was not as good as In Her Shoes or Good In Bed - but it made a nice read.
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Fun read - cute - great author!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
As always, Weiner does not disappoint!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. Couldnt put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Engrossing, Suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny. Goodnight Nobody is another unputdownable timely tale, an insighful mystery with a great heart and a narrator you'll never forget.
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Different from other Weiner novels, but still an enjoyable read.
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Another good one from Jennifer Weiner. It started a little slow, but towards the end it was hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 1
I bought this in an airport so I didn't have really high expectations. I was merely looking for a book that would entertain me during my flight. It served its purpose, as I was entertained. Though I must say, I thought the ending was a little stupid.

I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a "fluff" book. It's good for travel, or for those times when you want to read a book, but don't want to get your brain too involved.
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Excellent book by Jennifer Weiner! It's a little different from her usual books, but well worth the read. A little slow starting out, but easy to get into.
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Just a fun read as are all of Jennifer Weiner's books.
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This is a very good book, funny reminded me of Compromising Positions (the plot and main character). Couldn't put it down. Highly recommend.
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This was a great read. Could not put it down. The unexpected ending is real surprising....
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A disappointment. The world does not need another bored-suburban-housewife-investigates-murder tale, even when the bored-suburban-housewife is one of Weiner's fully realized, quirky, bright women. The secondary plot involving the Guy That Got Away is good, but feels like it belongs in another book of its own.
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It was a good book. I didn't think as good as Good in Bed. The end leaves you hanging, which leads me to believe we will be seeing Kate in another future book.
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Enjoyed the storyline.
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An entertaining read by Weiner in detective mode.
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Not what I've come to expect from Jennifer Weiner. I sympathize with her husband, I never really bought into the narrator as super sleuth.
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Fun, fast-moving, yet thoughtful story of a young mother feeling frustrated in her upper-class Connecticut suburb, until the murder of another mom in her circle causes her to investigate the woman's life--and her own.
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Having read all of Jennifer Weiner's work I had a bit of a problem getting through this one. It lacked the draw of her other novels.Having said that I also wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it.
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This isn't my favorite by Jennifer Weiner but enjoyable. The ending was suprising to me.
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Usually Jennifer Weiner is outstanding. For some reason this book did not hit the mark for me, i found myself bored, confused by the plot, a bit bored and i struggled to finish the book. usually i whip through her books, so this one just did not work for me.
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The reader does a great job, but I am a bit confused as to how the title fits the story. The story itself is entertaining, but I did not find the characters near as interesting as her other books, Good in Bed & Little Earthquakes.
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A bored housewife investigates a murder and uncovers some of the secrets buried in her small town. This is an easy fun read.
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This is not like Weiner's other books. I enjoyed it, but wasn't impressed with the ending.
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Very fun book and read- loved it.
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the first jennifer weiner book i read and i was pleasantly suprised. i enjoyed this book and her characters were very relateable.
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It took me a long time to get through this book. I'm not sure why. I liked it well enough. It was light and funny at times, but it seemed to have way more layers than was necessary. Kate and Janie made a great team and I loved Sophie! A bored housewife playing detective with her best friend just wasn't enough to hold my attention in long bursts. Perhaps it just wasn't the right book at the right time.
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I instantly identified with the heroine in this book. A full time mother who feels she is not allowing herself to continue to grow. It has some neat twist and turns. Nice ending...I won't give it away, but I didn't see it coming!
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Not typical chick-lit, but still a nice quick read. Mystery fans might be disappointed since the mystery takes a back seat to the main characters story.
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It's a different style of writing than her previous novels, but enjoyable none the less. Good mystery.
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Weiner moves out of her fluff books again into a sharp mystery set it suburban Connecticut. Unlike her first two books, I enjoyed all the characters and was intrigued by the story line.
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A first for Jennifer Weiner. This book combines aspects from all of her past stories - love, friendship, humor - but this time she also adds some suspense. The main character is strong as always and very witty. I loved it!
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oh such fun...Weiner always has a different twist on events.
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I recently read all of Weiner's books after attending a booksigning in my neighborhood. I have to say, she is hilarious and so much like her heroines in her novels. Believe it or not, a lot of her characters are based on people she knows. She is a riot! This book was pretty good, but I like her other works better.
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I really, really enjoyed this book. It's more mom lit than chick lit, and while it has that sort of feel to it, it's a more serious book than her previous novels "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes."
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Loved the book and couldn't put it down. Great read!
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fun read....good beach book....
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so entertaining... i did miss the philadelphia setting... but a nice twist on her usual topic
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This is about a suburban housewife who finds herself being snubbed by the other mothers and becomes very bored with her life. Until one of the other mothers is murdered and she decides to investigate for herself. I enjoyed this book very much. I love all of Jennifer Weiner's books.
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a chick lit mystery...a good read
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It dragged on a bit and I wasn't completely satisfied with the ending but overall a great book.
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Fun read. The ending was a little disappointing but overall a good book.
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Excellent book - maybe even the best of Jennifer Weiner's books!
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I got no chores done while reading this book - I quite simply couldn't put it down! So many twists and turns, sprinkled with laugh-out-loud humor. Jennifer Weiner doesn't disappoint. I loved it!
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I didn't like this book as much has her other ones. But I did get into it towards the end.
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A good read.
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I've read all of Jennifer Weiner's other books and I've loved each one of them - they were all books I couldn't put down. This one, however, did not grab my attention like the others. It wasn't bad but I just didn't find it as gripping as her other books.
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This was a great read! This was my first Jennifer Weiner book and I rushed out to find her other titles after reading it. Smart, witty entertainment!!
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I love Jennifer Weiner, but this was not my absolute favorite. It was good, and worth reading, but her others are much better.
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A slight departure from her other novels, but she still hits her mark. She always makes me laugh.
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Mother of 3 tries to find out who murdered a fellow mother. "A Peyton Place for the 21st century"
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This is a favor author of mine.
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For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia has been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies of the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety.
When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is the most exciting thing to happen in Upchurch, Connecticut, since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tanks. Even though the local police chief warns her that crime-fightings a job best left to the professionals, Kate launches an unofficial investigation---from 8:45 to 11:30 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school.
As Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered womans past, she begins to uncover the secrets and lies behind Upchurchs picket-fence façade---and considers the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between obligation and independence, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of ones own.
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Loved it!
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Ahhh, quite different from the rest of the Weiner books but very interesting. Hard to put down, you just feel the need to keep turning the pages...
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If you like Jennifer Weiner, you'll love this. A good page-turning story, but most of the characters are unlikeable.
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Another good story by Jennifer Weiner---this one's not quite as lighthearted as Good in Bed and In Her Shoes. I really liked it though and highly recommend!
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This was my first Jennifer Weiner book, and I was engrossed from the second I picked the book up. It is a great chick lit book with some mystery thrown in. And stay-at-home moms who feel inadequate definitely will relate!
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Love this author
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5-1/2 hrs abridged
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cute..not my favorite Weiner book...but good non the less
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I tried desperately hard to read this, but I couldn't get into it no matter how hard I tried. I had to put it down after a few chapters. I am usually a huge Jennifer Weiner fan, but this one left me very disappointed.
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"Goodnight Nobody" is a very good novel that is several cuts above the average mystery which is forgotten as soon as you finish it. An unusual mix of the literary with satire and mystery, it is hard to peg but easy to recommend.

Kate is a fish out of water in her new Connecticut suburb, where everyone else is a Supermom and is careful to feed their kids only organic foods.

She tries to befriend Kitty, but unfortunately she turns up dead when Kate and her kids show up for a play date. Oops, sorry to bother you, Kitty. Oops, the discovery turns on her latent reporter instincts and she is off nosing around for leads and interviews.

There is much humor and hilarity in the novel, aside from the satire. Her own feelings of inadequacy, fed by her children's excellent timing in upchucking, her inventive lies which backfire on her, her best friend Janie who calls her back to herself as a reporter -- I only wish she had referred to her new hometown as Upchuck more often.

Underneath are themes of self-erasure and identity. Women marry and move to "Upchuck" and we hardly have any idea what they did or what they were before they moved. None of the housewives have a paying position outside the home, and they are rather shocked when it is discovered that Kitty was helping write or research a famous columnist's material. On top of that, Kate's own husband seems to be less than supportive of her efforts to uncover the truth behind Kitty's murder. At the end, Kate and hubby Ben are separated while they sort out their marriage.
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's newest novel tells the story of a young mother's move to a postcard-perfect Connecticut town and the secrets she uncovers there. For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety. When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tank. Even though Kate's husband and the police chief warn her that crime-fighting's a job best left to professionals, she can't let it go. So Kate launches an unofficial investigation -- from 8:45 to 11:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school -- with the help of her hilarious best friend, carpet heiress Janie Segal, and Evan McKenna, a former flame she thought she'd left behind in New York City. As the search for the killer progresses, Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's double life. She discovers the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's placid picket-fence facade -- and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own. Engrossing, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Goodnight Nobody is another unputdownable, timely tale; an insightful mystery with a great heart and a narrator you'll never forget.
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This is my least favorite of Jennifer Weiner's books. Her characters in this novel are left undeveloped throughout the story and are not even really likeable. It starts out good, with a relatable theme: "Suburban housewife (Kate) finds another one dead in her gourmet kitchen" but then the main character for not particular reason other than boredom goes into a Nancy Drew mode to try to find out who was the killer. It is hard to empathize with Kate, she doesn't really love her husband or being a mom, has not interesting voice or past and is frumpy and not even funny. The only saving grace is Kate's friend Janie, who is likable and funny. The twist and resolution on the story leaves a lot to be desired and leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Especially about the husband... and past boyfriend. Why did they play such an important part if nothing was going to link them to the story at all? I didn't get that. I wish Jennifer will go back to writing her funny witty easy read books that are great for the beach! Mystery not her forte.
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I love Jennifer Weiner for her ability to develop a story. The characters, settings, and other details are expressed without a feeling that you are forgetting the plot.

Goodnight nobody was not a typical Weiner story. I was pleasantly surprised and captivated by the mystery. I am no sluth myself, so I enjoyed the read without trying to solve the puzzle. I'm not sure tradtional mystery readers will do the same.

Being a mommie in the suburbs myself I could relate to the social aspects of the story. However, I've never had to investigate my neighbors!

Great read. Lots of fun.
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I really love reading jennifer wieners book. I actually bought them all. But this one was one I couldn't really get into. It was taking me longer to read. But in the end it was worth reading
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im actually digging this book. i love chick lit, but i have to say, my brain is turning to mush. since id already checked this out from the library, i decided to start it while i sat and waited at the airport. and to my surprise someone gets murdered by the 5th page. so at least im forced to do some thinking! cant wait to find out who did it!

this turned out to be a really good book. i had no idea who the murder was up until it was revealed at the very end. she should write more mysteries.
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Not one of my favorites....I like her other books better.
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Excellent book. I would not call it strictly romance, but great for moms who struggle with trying to be "super" mom. Mystery thrown in.
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Not Weiner's best book but still very good. Of course it is funny and you'll fall in love with the main character and her friend.
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Very different Jennifer Weiner writing, awesome book, keeps your attention til the last page, loved it!
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I have never ready a Jennifer Weiner book before. This was the pick for our book club last month. I loved it. I thought her satirical view of life in the "burbs" was fantastic. What is so sad and many of the characterizations were not really that far from the truth. There was a fantastic balance of humor and suspense with the mystery aspect. I will say that the ladies in the book club who had read her before did not enjoy it as much as I did. They felt it was out of character for her and that she should not write mysteries.
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Although this book wasn't as attention grabbing as some of Weiner's other offerings, I still really like the way the story played out. Kate is a character that you can really identify with, and her friend Janie is one of the most eccentric characters I've ever read. A good book to read while traveling or something.
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A suburban mom looks to find out the truth behind the happenings in her idyllic neighborhood. Good Read
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Set in the suburbian moms world, like the movie 'Unfaithful', you never know what is behind the facade. Great read.
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Fun and quick read.
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This is a great read from Jennifer Weiner with a mystery that is fun to follow.
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Chick lit at its finest. Well written and with less of a "pat" plot than we are used to from Jennifer Weiner. For once her protagonist struggles with a darker side. A great read.
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Fun read, couldn't put it down.
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This book had me laughing almost from the first page.
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A sort of "chick-lit" mystery. I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy chick-lit, and I thing Weiner is one of the better writers.
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A quick, easy and fun read! I wish Jen would stray from the overweight woman who wants to fit in - but this was a fun, summer read w/a twist o' an ending. Forgettable but loads of fun while you're with it! I couldn't put it down.
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A really fun, quick paced read. Well written and engaging with Weiner's usual sense of humor thrown in. If you've enjoyed Jennifer Weiner's other books, you'll enjoy this too.
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Really good book - very interesting story. I found myself laughing quite a few times!
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One of the best books Ive read!
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I am a fan of Weiner, but this book was excellent, even for her. It is not your normal chick lit.
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I really didn't care for this book. I have liked most of Jennifer Weiner's other books but I found the main character in this one annoying, almost a reverse snob. Also, the plot was not believable to me.
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This is a great book...I couldn't put it down. I loved the mystery of trying to find out "who did it".
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As always, a good read from a talented, young writer.
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good beach book, the character had me being detective with her
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I love all her books and this one was no exception!
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very good book.
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Another excellant book by Jennifer Weiner
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Love her books, funny!!!
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Not as good as her previous works, but still a good read.
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Quick fun read - kept me guessing till the end.
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Fun book about a mom displaced in CT. One of her neighbors gets killed. She plays detective between naps and snacktime.
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A Connecticut stay at home mom mourns her former Manhattan life and investigates the murder of one of her neighbors. Entertaining chick-lit with a bit of mystery thrown in as well.
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This book was excellent. It had romance and suspense and a "fat" girl hero... how could I not love it? :) I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner. :D
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This book was so good, I couldn't put it down and read it in two days! It has a little of everything. It's witty and funny but also keeps you guessing. For once, I wasn't able to predict the ending.
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One more by Weiner that is great...this one takes a new spin, that keeps you turning the pages..
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was had twists and turns and it kept me very interested. I have read all of Jennifer Weiners' novels and I love all of them. this one I think was my favorite.
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I LOVE THIS AUTHOR---Each book is better than her last. I got tired of waiting and had to buy it. Well woth it.
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Suberia at it's best. Kate a mother of 3 tried to find the killer of a next door neighbor.
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An interesting read - good fun read with a mystery thrown in. Great plot twists!
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I hate to be mean but I really just did not like this book. Perhaps it's an East coast liberal thing, I dunno, but really not my style. Jennifer Weiner is funny but aside from that the story line was jumbled with lots of flashbacks and flashbacks within flashbacks. The ending drug on and was quite unclimatic and not really creative (IMO). It also wasn't a 'happy ending' which when I read it is for escape, I wanted a good ending...ho hum.
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A decent mystery - and a fun book.
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Great book by Weiner! Hard to put down once you start into the story.
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Another good book by Jennifer Weiner. A little different than her normal books - since it's got a mystery theme to it.
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The wit and humor of this book were first-rate! I was a little frustrated with one aspect of the ending (don't want to give anything away!), but otherwise, loved it. :)
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I loved the suburban mom humor, but kind of lost interest in the mystery. Still a good enough read to recommend.
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Fast read, full of wit and rich in detail. I can't wait to read more of Jennifer Weiner!!!!
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I really enjoyed this book! I love Jennifer Weiner's style.
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Great read. Kept me interested. Great Mystery.
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funny great read, another good one by Jennifer Weiner!
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Great story! Weiner ventures into a new genre - the murder mystery, and does so with great success. Great characters, great plot, great story!
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Loved this! Read it in 2 days. Very humorous and intriguing.
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This should be under the category of "Mommy -Lit" as a non-mommy I could not relate to about half of the book. I liked some of ther other books better.
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Fast read. Great Chic Lit book.
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Good story, great read, surprising ending. Wasn't what I was expecting, but very enjoyable, as are all her books.
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Clear your calendar before you start reading this one. I couldn't put it down. Some parts are so funny and so true to life especially when Kate is talking about things her kids do and her feelings of being a less than perfect mother. At the same time, it's a great story about relationships as well as a murder mystery. You'll love it!
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Fluffy and cute.
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This book is a suburban murder mystery, complete with the character development Weiner is famous for. A good read!
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I have read all of Jennifer Weiner's books and loved them. I loved this one, too, but it is very different from previous books. Sure, it has the trials and tribulations of a pudgy, harried mom, but it's also a very engaging murder mystery. I think of it as Murder She Wrote meets Desperate Housewives.
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Great read!! Another winner by Jennifer Weiner!
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Excellent book..coulnt put it down! Had to read it in one sitting!!!
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I loved this book! A murder mystery in a "stepfod Wives" type suburb. I could just see it as a movie. Great read, read in 2 days. I just couldn't put it down.
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Definitely a page turner, like her other books. But I thought the "murder mystery" part of this one was not as strong.
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For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia has been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety. When a fellow mother is murderd, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is the most exciting thing to happen in Upchurch, Connecticut, since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their spetic tank. As Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's past, she begins to uncover the secrets nd lies behind Upchurch's picket-fence facade---and considers the choices and compromises all modern women make as the navigate between obligation and independence, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own. A Peyton Place for the 21st century, only more modern, hip and funny than the original.
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This book is great, it's smart, it's funny (I definately got some weird looks for laughing outloud while reading it)and it's one of my favorites. I've had it for a while and I can't even tell you how many times I've read it, but the only imperfections is a couple of bent corners on the front and back covers and maybe a dog-eared page or two that hasn't straightened out yet.
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excellent.
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I thought it was good, but it was not great. I was kind of disappointed with this book.
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Loved this one............great ending!
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A stay at home mom misses her writing job and becomes super spy investigating the murder of her neighbors.Being a super mon,she sroves women can do it all.
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It was a fun read. Although I found In Her Shoes and Good In Bed more entertaining.
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Not funny at all. Very sad.
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I like the author's writing style and loved her other 2 books so I gave this one a shot. I still think Good in Bed was her best:)
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I could not get into this book. I tried 3 different times. I dont know why. Hopefully someone else will enjoy it. :)
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Fun story, easy read. I highly recommend Jennifer Weiners books.
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I LIKE THIS BOOK. SHE WAS NOT PERFECT. WHO IS!
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Great story about a woman living in a perfect community full of perfect stay at home moms. Until, she discovers one of those moms murdered and finds out that all is not as it seems.
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Another great read by Jennifer Weiner.
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Another great book by Jennifer Weiner!
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Very light read, fun, and able to indentify with main character.
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another great book
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lisa weiner is awesome--she can really tell a real person's story!
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Very interesting, enjoyable book.
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Great book!
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Great Read.
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When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate Klein finds that the unsolved mystery is the most exciting thing to happen in Upchurch, Connecticut, since her neighbors broke the ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tank.