Alison Wonderland by Helen Smith

By Helen Smith

After her husband leaves her for one more girl, twentysomething Londoner Alison Temple unexpectedly applies for a task on the very P.I. enterprise she employed to capture her philandering ex. She hopes it is going to be the switch of scene she so desperately must circulate on along with her shattered lifestyles. on the all-female Fitzgerald’s Bureau of research, she spends her days monitoring misplaced items and her nights shadowing untrue husbands. yet it doesn't matter what the case, none of her consumers can examine to the interesting characters in her own existence. There’s her boss, the estimable and tidy Mrs. Fitzgerald; Taron, Alison’s eccentric ally, who claims her mom is a witch; Jeff, her love-struck, poetry-writing neighbor; and—last yet now not least—her psychic postman. Her relationships with all of them turn into entangled whilst she joins Taron for a highway journey to the beach and stumbles right into a misadventure of epic proportions! shrewdpermanent, quirky, and infused with only a trace of magic, this funny literary novel introduces a memorable heroine being affected by the typical complexities of recent lifestyles.

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