Drip Dry, by Ilsa Evans

Being a single mother with three children is bound to make Camilla a trifle busy – but when her family has a week full of births, birthdays, engagements and weddings, things seem to be spinning out of control.

First she has to navigate a birthday party for her six year old daughter, CJ where BOTH her ex-husbands are in attendance and where the guests manage to watch a video of Camilla in the shower. Then there’s a disappearing bathroom floor and the body her son, Ben, thinks he’s discovered under the house next door – the house which, coincidentally (or not) his father has just moved into. By week’s end Camilla won’t have the energy to celebrate her fortieth birthday. That’s if anyone remembers it in the whir of her mother’s wedding.

Drip Dry is a fast-moving, funny look at a week in this slightly mad, exceedingly normal mother’s life. A sequel to Ilsa Evan’s previous book, Spin Cycle, this one easily stands alone, although it will tempt readers to go back and read the first.

Not easy to put down.

Drip Dry, by Ilsa Evans
Pan Macmillan, 2004