Desperate Measures by Elle Casey
Drawn together over a love of books, three women strike up an unlikely friendship, and end up forming bonds that move well beyond what any of them ever imagined possible. Desperate Measures serves up laughter, romance, cookies, tea - and a whole lot of love.
Aimee: A housewife left in the dust by her philandering husband, with an outdated high school education but a serious talent when it comes to confections...
Elizabeth: An accountant tired of crunching numbers for hundreds of clients with more money than they know what to do with...
Kiki: An exotic dancer who wants nothing more than to get out of the game...
Desperate Measures is well written, well plotted, and the three main characters are nicely diverse. The tension builds satisfyingly towards the climax, and the whole story carries an undercurrent of danger. Domestic violence is the key theme in this novel, along with the exploitation of women, but the author handles it well, and the tone of the book is one of empowerment and sisterhood, leaving the reader with a ‘can do’ feeling, rather than the despair such subjects might engender
About the Author
ELLE CASEY, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in France with her husband, three kids, and a number of furry friends. She has written books in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.