Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, an exquisite, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk within the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to have the funds for her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.
Desperate, the two friends get a hold of a brilliant plan: they’ll combine Sarah’s looks and Annie’s brains to sell a “luxury” antiaging face cream to the rich, fading beauties in Annie’s La Jolla book club. The scheme turns out innocent enough, until Annie comes to a decision so as to add a special—and oh-so-illegal—ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.
Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful have a look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one any other.