Saturday, January 29, 2011

In Sheep's Clothing by Mary Monroe

In Sheep's Clothing by Mary Monroe
Trade paperback pgs. 324

from back of book:
A restless young woman thinks she’s found a free ride to happiness and adventure. But it’s a trip that may land her in prison-or worse…

When twenty-eight-year-old Trudy Bell lands a secretarial position at a travel agency, she feels like a new woman. And her warm, friendly personality soon wins her the adoration of her colleagues-with one exception. Ann Oliver, the only other African American employee, is a high-level manager who despises the low-income black experience Trudy represents. But no one is going to ruin Trudy’s new life. In fact, she’s found a way to make it even better. As the secretary who processes the agency’s bill, Trudy has easy access to company credit cards. Including Ann’s.

At first, Trudy’s deception involves a few high-priced lunches, but it soon expands to include weekend “business trips: to exotic locations. Before long she’s leading a double-life-Ann’s life-complete with a secret apartment where she entertains the men she meets at upscale bars. But their worlds collide the night Trudy brings home the wrong man-one who has an angry score to settle. With Ann. Now, unless Trudy can convince him she’s not the woman he’s after, she may pay the highest price of all…

My Review:
Where do I start? Let's start with the main character Trudy (Gertrude) Bell. The intent was that we as readers are suppose to feel empathy for Trudy and the tradgies she went through. Ummm, no! She knew from the start what she was doing and that it was wrong. She made excuse and tried to pass the buck every step of the way. Trudy was a self abosorb cry-baby with no back bone, low self-esteem, and an envious heart.
She fell in to the trap of the grass is greener. Many people have fallen into this trap but to steal someone identity to life the life you wish you had is patheic. I have no empathy for this character. In the end, she got what she deserves. The moral of the book, don't wish to be someone else because you don't know what type of life that person has. Trudy definitely leans the lesson the hard way.


  1. WOW, I'm sorry that you hated the character so much! I can't stand reading books with despicable MCs!!

  2. It was a good book. I like the way it was told but yeah, she just did not appeal to me at all.