Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593071366
Merlin is Lucy’s twenty-year-old autistic son who is convinced that he will never experience love in his lifetime. Merlin starts to fall into an obsessive depression and Lucy has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. Convinced that she can fix Merlin’s depression, Lucy goes on a mission to find a prostitute and accidentally solicits an undercover policewoman, leading to Lucy’s arrest.
Lucy life gets turned upside down. The consequences that follow the arrest bring Lucy’s devious ex-husband back into her life, and introduces Merlin to the capricious Kayleigh.
Why is Merlin’s father suddenly so keen on being Parent of the Year after not being in his son’s life for nineteen years? Is Kayleigh really in love with Merlin like she claims? What’s a mother to do when her love for her son turns her into a complete pushover when Kayleigh moves in bringing all her riff-raff friends with her?
Best Laid Plans is a hilariously honest account of love, sex, parenting and growing up. Kathy Lette will have you laughing out loud.