Shoot Me

Shoot Me

Book - 2006
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In the words of her psychology student daughter, Elsie Brooks is an enabler. She mothers everyone- her social work clients, her husband, her twenty-something daughters, and her reclusive sister who lives in the attic. Elsie is committed to taking care of everyone...everyone but herself. So, when crazy Aunt Hildy writes to demand a bedroom in their Halifax home, Elsie can't help but say yes.

When Hilda arrives, she enchants and enrages the family with her moxie. That and her proclamation that she has hidden treasure in the house and the king's ransom will go to whoever loved her most. When someone threatens Aunt Hildy, she responds with her trademark sass: "Go ahead. Shoot me. I dare you." Whoever it is takes her up on it. Suddenly, the house is turned topsy-turvy as Elsie's family searches for a treasure that Elsie doesn't believe even exists, and for a killer that could be any one of them.

Shoot Me is a funny and sometimes heart-wrenching story about family, fortune, and figuring out who you are and who you love. In Elsie, Crewe has created a character who speaks with humour and honesty to conflicts that exist in the lives of so many women: between work and home, between loving one man and wanting others, and between feeling fulfilled not only as a wife and a mother, but as a woman.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Vagarant Press5, c2006.
ISBN: 9781551095882
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,24 cm.


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Dec 07, 2010

Not an enjoyable read. Very basic, elementary style writing. It's as though the author followed a book template... cast of characters, each has a subplot, each has a motive..."who dunnit" mystery. Boring and lame. Characters are superficial.

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