“ An intriguing cast of characters and an untimely death set the stage for a chick-lit, murder mystery in Rouda’s (HERE, HOME, HOPE) latest novel. A trio of strong women form the centerpiece of the absorbing novel. The murder mystery serves as a captivating backdrop to the finely drawn characters, and the twist at the end is a fantastic revelation. It’s a nod to Rouda’s talent that despite the inherent (and severe) flaws each woman displays, the reader still forms an attachment to each of them. A light, engaging read that keeps readers guessing until the end.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
From the bestselling author of HERE, HOME, HOPE, comes a novel of suspense and choices, with a nod to the best of Susan Isaacs’s tales of suburban murder.
Everything isn’t what it seems in the wonderful suburb of Grandville. ALL THE DIFFERENCE is the story of three women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals.
Roommates Laura and Angie couldn’t be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices.
On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city’s gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the mystery, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. But will anyone be able to stop the next murder?
With her signature compassion and wit, Kaira Rouda once again takes readers on an entertaining journey into the heart of women’s lives in suburbia – this time with adultry and murder in the mix.
Alternating between the now and the past, Rouda takes a the reader on a fabulous journey. One of the women aren’t quite what they seem, but what’s really going on in her mind is the mystery. As the story unfolds, the blood pumps harder, and by the end of the story,bam! Ms. Rouda hits it out of the ball park with an ending that will leave you dying for more.
“More than just 5 stars! It’s awesome. If you are looking for that one amazing read, that one read to get completely lost in, then look no further than the incredible talent of Kaira Rouda. Five Book worthy and more, this book will turn you inside out as you follow the characters and become one of them. I absolutely can not wait until the next book releases!” ~ Reviews by Molly
“There are few things more entertaining than stories revealing the seamy underside of suburban life.” — The US Review of Books RECOMMENDED
“An intriguing cast of characters and an untimely death set the stage for a chick-lit, murder mystery in Rouda’s (Here, Home, Hope, 2011) latest novel. A light, engaging read that keeps readers guessing until the end.” — KIRKUS Reviews
*FINALIST USA BEST BOOK AWARDS 2013 MAINSTREAM WOMEN’S FICTION
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