The Yoga Club by Cooper Lawrence
Posted by Krystal Larson at 12:25 PM Saturday, December 10, 2011
In the bestselling tradition of Paula Froelich and Candace Bushnell comes a dishy novel about the secrets of the rich and privileged, featuring four yoga friends who stumble upon a murder at a tony Greenwich, Connecticut party—and have to solve the crime or be implicated themselves.
When Coco Guthrie and three other Greenwich locals appear at THE Halloween party of the season, they’re chagrined to discover that they’ve all come in the same costume—Sarah Palin. But that’s hardly the worst thing to happen that evening. While exploring the grounds of their hostess’s estate, they stumble upon two people engaged in a struggle. Before they know it, the fight has turned deadly—and the attacker is revealed to be a local politician! The four Palins return to the party, swearing each other to secrecy, but when each of them receives a mysterious warning the next day, it becomes clear that they were spotted—and are in serious trouble.Now the unlikely foursome must work together to uncover the truth behind the murder—and where can four people from different social circles mingle unnoticed? At an early morning yoga class, of course! Each member of the 8:30 Yoga Club is hiding secrets of her own, but they soon discover that good friends can protect you from even the nastiest of scandals.
Breezy, witty, and filled with juicy straight-from-the-society-page gossip, The Yoga Club makes for a delicious read.
This book is a good read for readers who find it hard to enjoy hardcore mysteries. The plot line was fairly interesting, a little hard to get into, but overall fine. The events were fairly fast-paced, they depended a lot on the dialogue to drive the story. The dialogue was one of the best parts. The author does a good job of engaging the reader through the characters, the gossip is juicy and the stories the characters have to tell are "pinky promise" worthy.
There were four main characters. each fitting into a stereotypical role. CJ is gay, yet not fully "out." He likes to say he's careful with who knows what and what he does, but his character is very promiscuous and blatant. His mannerisms were great though, the reader can actually picture this character in his/her head while reading. Olivia is portrayed as the scientist with no social skills. She doesn't seem to have her feet firmly on the ground, her head's in the clouds. Bailey is a gossip reporter and incredibly promiscuous, though she might say that is part of the job. Coco made her money from Butt-B-Gone cream and behaves like one might suspect "new money" might. The characters could have been a little more developed beyond their veneers, but they were certainly entertaining.
The events were fairly fast-paced. The ending could have been more unexpected, many events were predictable. This book is a light read and good for a car ride or long commute, recommended to adult readers.
3 1/2 Stars
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