Review of Looking for La La

Review of Looking for La La - Ellie Campbell

In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticised and constantly tired. 

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?

Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s 'Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister. 

With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organising the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.


About the authors

Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who collaborate across the mighty Atlantic from their respective homes in Surrey, England and Colorado, USA, finding writing together a great excuse for endless phone conversations.   Together they have written four novels How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad, Looking for La La and To Catch a Creeper.   They love any chance to connect with their readers.

Ellie Campbell is represented by the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency ( For further information and to get in contact with them please visit their website:







My review


I enjoyed this book from the start. Cathy is a person that most of us can relate to. She’s stressed and tired, stuck at home bringing up two children while her husband works all hours. She would quite like to go back to work but tells herself she’d rather be at home as she lacks confidence.

The title intrigued me. We’re never quite sure who ‘La La’ is but the anonymous letters telling Cathy that her husband is having an affair keep us guessing as to the identity as we see all her friends through new eyes. Then there is the intrigue at her husband’s work, not to mention the ‘ Save the toilet’ campaign that she inadvertently takes on.

The setting and characters are the book's great strengths. The story is light-hearted and will keep you guessing. All in all an enjoyable story and an easy read for dipping into.


Best for …. Reading on the train, in the park, in the garden, in fact just about anywhere!


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27.05 | 22:25

Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

27.05 | 20:42

probably the best new author I know....x x x x x x x

27.05 | 14:17

Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

27.05 | 13:49

Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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