Bernadette Fox was a brilliant architect, but when things don’t quite go her way in L.A., she persuades her husband to take a job with Microsoft and moves her family to Seattle. But Bernadette doesn’t really like Seattle, she doesn’t seem to really like much about life … she tries to avoid contact with people at all costs. Bernadette dislikes dealing with people so much, that when their daughter Bee requests a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for her good grades, Bernadette hires an “internet assistant” to start running her errands and do all the preparation for the trip. This proves to be a big mistake as her “internet assistant”, Manjula Kapoor, turns out to be part of an internet identity theft ring. When everything comes to a head, and Bernadette’s husband stages an intervention to get his wife help for her issues, Bernadette disappears. Will Bernadette be found? Read or listen to this funny novel to find out!
I listened to the audiobook version available through the Overdrive/Libby app and I enjoyed it quite a it. There are several literal “laugh-out-loud” moments, but reader/listener beware, if you are sensitive to foul language, this may not be the book for you.