Monday, October 25, 2010
On the Couch
By Alisa Kwitney
Marlowe is a psychologist in New York City. One night she receives a phone call from a stranger who later is found dead. It was a wrong number but the policeman investigating the death doesn't know that. He thinks that Marlowe is a call girl and that she may have been involved in the man's untimely death. He contacts Marlowe and she quickly realizes he believes her to be a call girl and, because she finds him rather appealing and also because her life, at that point, is rather barren and dull, she pretends she is a call girl, not realizing that the policeman, Joe, thinks she may have had a hand in the victim's death. The attraction she feels towards Joe is reciprocated and involves into a real relationship. Joe, however, is still yearning for his ex-wife and, combined with Marlowe's pretending to be a prostitute, this promising relationship may end up on the rocks.
I enjoyed this story a lot, mainly because I found it to be very amusing and not the usual "chick lit" story. Yeah, the premise is kind of goofy and unlikely, but the humor made up for that, as far as I am concerned. It was a fun and lighthearted read.