Karen Bergreen’s Perfect is Overrated had me looking forward to bedtime each night, since that is the only time I get to read.
Bergreen is a stand-up comedienne and her humor shines through every page of the book.
Kate is just starting to materialize from years of postpartum depression, which culminated in her divorce, when the mean-moms at her daughter’s prestigious preschool start turning up dead. As a former district attorney, Kate finds her calling again as she pursues the truth behind the murders. She emerges from the hiatus she took from her life, bursting with energy and motivation to solve the crime, and avoid the fate of being the next victim.
While she floats in and out of a haze she isn’t sure is left over from her years of PPD or the fact that her handsome ex-husband is the lead detective on the case, Kate’s sense of humor and self-deprecating inner dialog is endearing.
The story is unpredictable and entertaining. Just when you think you know whodunit, it turns out that you don’t, so you keep reading to find out who did. The suspense and drama are equally intriguing as the story progresses. I found myself rooting for Kate in her personal life as well as her in her pursuit of the truth.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Perfect is Overrated. It’s a great summer read; fun and well written. I will definitely look for other books by Bergreen.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars