Woman No. 17

Woman No. 17


A sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California.

High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. She’s going to need a hand with her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In comes S., a magnetic young artist, who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s young toddler son, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage, one. S. performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But as the summer wears on, S.’s connection to Lady’s older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. Lady and S. will move closer to one another as they both threaten to harm the things they hold most dear.

Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.

Title:Woman No. 17
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:320 pages

    Woman No. 17 Reviews

  • Elyse

    Update -Am I crazy --I just entered the Goodreads Give-a-way-- I'd love to win a 'physical' copy of this book. Has any other Netgalley reader --ever tried to win a 'physical' book --besides your alrea...

  • Pouting Always

    Lady has decided to hire a nanny for her son, Devin, after she separates from her husband, so that she can spend more of her time writing her book. After publishing her first book about raising her no...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...3.5 starsWhen I first came across this book it was the cover that caught my eye. I really liked it. And after reading the descri...

  • Debbie

    3.5Just what I suspected—I decided to round down instead of up, so it’s now 3 stars. What changed my mind? Well, every time I think of this book I think of the things that annoyed me rather than t...

  • Esil

    I hate writing negative reviews, but here goes... I am generally happy to read novels featuring unlikeable characters. Eileen is a case in point. But, yikes, Woman No. 17 really didn't work for me. To...

  • Carol

    3.5 Stars.WOMAN NO. 17 is a story filled with unusual and complex relationships and two characters in particular that are recklessly irresponsible thus unlikeable (for me) but.....I still could not st...

  • Theresa

    Thank you, Crown Publishing from sending me a free ARC of "Woman No. 17", in exchange for an honest review. "Woman No. 17" by Edan Lepucki is a rollercoaster ride of the female psyche. This novel expl...

  • Julie

    Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki is a 2017 Hogarth publication. Offbeat mixture of art and the complexities of motherhood. Set in the Hollywood Hills, Lady Daniels is working on a book about her son, Seth...

  • Marie

    This book had me cringing, yet I was intrigued and felt compelled to read to the end. The setting is Los Angeles and a great many themes are explored throughout this novel. The two main characters, ar...

  • Edan

    Thoroughly brilliant! Sui generis!...