- 288 pages
- Careful What You Wish For
- Hallie Ephron
- 14 December 2017 Hallie Ephron
Emily Harlow Is A Professional Organizer Who Helps People Declutter Their Lives She S Married To Man Who Can T Drive Past A Yard Sale Without Stopping He S Filled Their Basement, Attic, And Garage With His FindsLike Other Professionals Who Make A Living Decluttering Peoples Lives, Emily Has Devised A Set Of Ironclad Rules When Working With Couples, She Makes Clear That The Client Is Only Allowed To Declutter His Or Her Own Stuff That Stipulation Has Kept Emily S Own Marriage Together These Past Few Years She D Love Nothing Better Than To Toss Out All Her Husband S Crap He Says He S A Collector Emily Knows Better He S A Hoarder The Larger His Collection Becomes, The Deeper The Distance Grows Between Emily And The Man She MarriedLuckily, Emily S Got Two New Clients To Distract Herself An Elderly Widow Whose Husband Left Behind A Storage Unit She Didn T Know Existed, And A Young Wife Whose Husband Won T Allow Her Stuff Into Their House Emily S Initial Meeting With The Young Wife Takes A Detour When, After Too Much Wine, The Women End Up Fantasizing About How Much Pleasant Life Would Be Without Their Collecting SpousesBut The Next Day Emily Finds Herself In A Mess That Might Be Too Big For Her To Clean Up Careful What You Wish For, The Old Adage Says Now Emily Might Lose Her Freedom, Her Marriage And Possibly Her Life
is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense novels Her last five have all been Mary Higgins Clark Award finalists Her August 2019 Careful What You Wish For tells the story of a professional organizer married to man who can t pass a yard sale without stopping In this respect, Hallie is writing from personal experience Early praise comes from Kirkus Ephron s tidy approach to stowing clues, arousing suspicions, keeping the chaos of the climax under control, then tying up loose ends makes her a professional organizer of this type of entertainment In a word neat Hallie s Never Tell a Lie was made into the Lifetime Movie Network film.A book lover, she also wrote The Bibliophile s Devotional and 1001 Books for Every Mood For twelve years she reviewed crime fiction for the Boston Globe Her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel now in a revised expanded edition was an Edgar and Anthony award finalist She teaches writing at writing conferences and workshops all around the world.Hallie lives near Boston with her husband and has two fabulous daughters She is the third of four writing Ephron sisters.