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The Gatecrasher – Madeline Wickham

September 14, 2008

The premise of this book is a little uncomfortable. It is about a woman (Fleur Daxney) who creashes the funerals of people she does not know to pick up wealthy men. Fleur’s ultimate goal is to seduce the men and then move in after their money. Fluer is a mysterious woman with a past, and a thirteen year old daughter, that threatens to haunt her has she hones in on her current target, Richard Favour.

Madeline Wickham is most famous for the books she wrote under the pen name Sophie Kinsella. She has recently begun to write ane release books under her real name. The books she has released under her real name, although still in the chick lit genre, are very different from the books she writes as Sophie Kinsella. These books, including this one, are quite a bit edgier in both the writing style and content. There is not a lot of likeness between the books released as Madeline and the books released as Sophie. This is especially true if you are looking for something that is light and laugh out loud funny. You will find very little of Sophie Kinsella in The Gatecrasher. But, at least in my opinion, this is a very worthy read. And it actually shows that Wickham depth as a writer.

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