Edward Joseph Whittaker is dead. He’s lucky. A quick death in a car accident robbed his widow of the satisfaction of killing him slowly. After Helen Whittaker’s husband dumped her for a much younger woman then is killed in an automobile accident, she learns that her finances are as dead as he is. How can a 56-year-old bridge player compete in today’s competitive work force? Several failed interviews and one part-time job later, she starts her own head-hunting agency for seniors. With a little help from her friends, she has a successful career launched. Add an interesting man from her past, a train wreck, a greedy mistress, and a hitherto unknown little bundle of joy and life as Helen knows it is changed forever.
“A beautiful story that encompasses the fundamentals we all desire: compassion, humour, romance, mystery, friendship and misadventure. Helen Whittaker wondered why her high-school sweetheart, Gerald Mercier, had disappeared. Now, 25 years later, she bumps into him in the lobby of the building she calls home. Will Helen fully recover from the accident? The gals, Stella, Olivia, Sarah and Margaret set out to find the truth, but every action causes a reaction. Edward is gone but the mess he left behind cannot be swept under the rug. ‘He had the audacity to die before she could kill him.’” — Catina Noble, author of Katzenjammer (Twig Works, 2015)