I did enjoy Kate Harrison's The Secret Shopper Unwrapped apart from not particularly liking one of the main characters. Emily is living with Will and Freddie -her small son from her marriage to Duncan. She is one of those silly women who is only able to see things from her own point of view and wants her life to be perfect. She does change slightly by the end of the book and I agree her ex-husband is something of a monster but even so she seems to be not terribly realistic.
The other main characters - Sandie and Grazia are interesting and have a bit more substance to them. If there is a third book in the series I may not bother to read it as I must admit I found myself skim reading it before the end. That's the trouble I think with reading more non fiction some of the lighter women's fiction doesn't hold my attention any more.
I have recently been told on a forum on Amazon that 'I have probably never lifted a finger to help anyone in the whole of my sorry little life' Oh right then - you obviously know all about me. The person concerned made this statement after I said I wasn't too interested in the origins of goods I bought as long as they were legal. I said child labour in other countries or the fate of the Amazon rain forest was not high up on my agenda of concerns. For those remarks I am accused of being sanctimonious. I did ask politely for some evidence of all these evils so that I could assess it for myself but I was told 'It's good to be opinionated but not if you need to be educated on every point you strive to make'. I presume from the vitriolic nature of this response that I have got under someone's skin. To me discussion is all about exchange of views - if you have evidence which will cause me to reconsider my views then I am interested in seeing it. But if all you do is criticise me personally for holding such views, without providing verifiable evidence which will convince me otherwise there is little point in the discussion. It's a real shame there are so many trolls about on the Internet.