Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Posted by Dina N
Chatting it up with a bunch of bendy WASPs is the last thing on Coco Guthrie’s mind during her 8:30am yoga class. Having made her fortune as the world-renowned inventor of Butt-B-Gone derriere cream, Coco still doesn’t feel like she belongs among the upper class--until she attends the swankiest Halloween soiree in Greenwich, Connecticut, where three of her fellow morning yogis shared her brilliant idea to appear as Sarah Palin.
Soon it’s clear that a love of stretching isn’t all this accidental sorority – which includes a single mom with echolalia, an entertainment reporter who charms the pants off handsome stars, and a drama-prone producer with a taste for drag – have in common.
When the four mischievous Sarahs wander away from the party to sneak a peek at the mayor’s neighboring estate, they are stunned to find him adorned in leather and latex, and rolling up a woman’s body in a Persian rug. To make matters worse, someone has spotted the spying Palins. Someone who threatens to expose their torrid affairs in business and the bedroom. Now the unlikely foursome must use all their wits and wiles to get to the bottom of the kinky crime. But will their budding friendship be strong enough to protect their deepest secrets?
The Yoga Club is a funny and entertaining novel that's perfect for a rainy day. The characters are likable and, for the most part, convincing despite a few cliches here and there. The author, Cooper Lawrence, is very knowledgeable about celebrity culture, and famous name dropping abounds. Although I somewhat enjoyed that aspect of the book, I feel the story line would not have suffered if no celebrity had been mentioned.
In The Yoga Club, four very different people are brought together by their decision to dress up as Sarah Palin at a ritzy Halloween party. They witness the Greenwich mayor in a suspicious situation that looks a lot like murder. The foursome soon find out that someone wants to silence them at any cost. Danger brings them close, and the morning yoga classes they attend together bring them even closer. At the end, everyone gets what they deserve, and lives happily - or not - ever after.
The Yoga Club hit the shelves a couple of weeks ago, new from Gallery Books. You can read an excerpt on the book's Amazon page.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.