Our top 10 summer reads.
Where’d you Go Bernadette
Eccentric Bernadette Fox is many things – architectural maven, intelligent wife to guru husband Elgin and loving mum to teenage daughter Bree. But what she isn’t is a domestic goddess happy to be obscured by suburban life in Seattle. In a hilarious turn of disastrous events Bernadette becomes disenchanted with life and others’ opinion of her and decides to disappear. How Bree searches for her mum is the premise of this satirical read full of sharpish wisecracks and clever protagonists who will have you chortling loudly. You’ll love Bernadette’s virtual assistant based in India. Nothing less can be expected of Semple – writer of hit TV comedies Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live, who has a direct line to readers’ funny bones.