Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella

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OK. Don’t panic… Becky’s back in another whirlwind, laugh-out-loud adventure by Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic to the Rescue. Here at Liberty Belle, we very much approve.


If you’re not familiar with the Shopaholic series (seriously? Who are you) then here’s a short summary. Becky Brandon, previously Bloomwood, has a serious shopping problem. It’s got her into a lot of trouble in the past, but she seems to have things under control now, and is happily married to husband Luke with their daughter, Minnie.

After her whirlwind, up-and-down career as a a personal stylist in Hollywood (which to be honest went to her head a bit) Becky is now galavanting off to Las Vegas in an RV. But things aren’t quite going to plan…

Her dad has gone AWOL on some secret mission – which he’s cryptically referred to in the past – which has something to do with his old friends Corey and Brent. He’s also enlisted the help of a post-breakdown Tarkie. Basically, they could be anywhere at this point.

Unfortunately, Suze is being off with Becky about the whole thing and has even gone so far as to befriend Alicia Bitch Long-legs (the horror!) Naturally Becky’s mum, Jane, is already worrying a little more than necessary, thinking that the men are in mortal danger. And worst of all, Becky seems to have gone off shopping.

Feeling guilty that she didn’t pay enough attention to her dad while he was in LA (in the last book) can Becky get to the bottom of her dad’s mystery disappearance and work out what on earth is going on?


Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series

Shopaholic fans rest assured, this book is jam-packed with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) hilarity on every page. Naturally, the eighth instalment to the series sees the return of all your favourites: Luke, Suze, Minnie, Becky’s parents, Janice, Tarkie and – of course – Derek Smeath who, btw, is writing a book.

Shopaholic to the Rescue hits the shops on 22nd October. Tweet us at @LibertyBelleMag if you’re as excited as we are!


Words by Lucy Abbersteen

Pictures courtesy of Penguin Random House

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