Saturday, April 14, 2012

On Tour and Giveaway: All the Difference by Kaira Rouda

From the acclaimed 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.

Once again, 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 adultery and murder in the mix. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts on All the Difference ~~ 

I had previously read Ms. Rouda's book Here,  Home, Hope when it first came out (and yes, the cover of that one did it to me again) so when her newest book, All the Difference was offered on tour, I jumped at the chance to read it.

This story was not what I expected, but not in a bad way. All the Difference is chick-lit for sure but with a good dose of mystery and murder wrapped up in it also. And the mystery part of it was done very well, it had me guessing until the end.

The story has a lot of characters, which sometimes can be challenging but the author does a great job of doing what she does best and it was not hard to keep them straight. Throughout the story, their lives are continuously intertwined with everyone being a part of the others lives.

With all this intermingling, the suspect pool is rather large which makes it difficult to figure out who is responsible for murder. Or are they accidents? Hmmmm.

This is a great story that I am so glad I had the chance to read. Ms. Rouda is an author that is on my list of authors to watch. I definitely will be reading more of her books.

Come back tomorrow and see what Kaira has to say when I ask her about the 'voices' in her head.

Other stops on the tour

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the CLP tour page will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of All the Difference before April 23 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

Author Bio:
Kaira Rouda is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four kids and is at work on her next novel. She’s a social media addict and would love to connect with you on:

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  1. I loved this review especially since you had read the previous book so it is nice to know!
    Shannon Johnson

  2. Wow, this books sounds great! A good adult book to read.

  3. Very nice review. The book sounds very interesting.


  4. The review is great. I am intrigued and would like to read it.


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