When I found out there was a new Liza Palmer novel on Libby, I downloaded it immediately. It took me a little while to get into it because our heroine Joan is kinda annoying to start. Or she seems to make things harder for herself than she needs to and we never really seem to dig into why.
She’s an unemployed LA journalist who gets a job at a flashy start up full of 20somethings (and she’s closer to 40 than 30), where she doesn’t quite fit in. The bosses are dicks and the people are clique-y and tech-bro-y. She spends a little too much time feeling sorry for herself, but finally kicks it into gear before I was ready to move on.
Once the main plot gets going, the group of friends she surrounds herself with are truly delightful. I wished we got to know her other group of friends better because when they pop back up in the story, I had already forgotten their names and what their issues were.
When I got to the mystery and the intrigue of it all, I couldn’t put it down, but it was a little harder to jump in than I would have expected.