Mitzi Bytes: A Novel by Kerry ClareMitzi Bytes: A Novel by Kerry Clare

Mitzi Bytes: A Novel

byKerry Clare

Paperback | October 30, 2018

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A Toronto Star Most Anticipated Book of the Year

“Entertaining, engaging and timely, Mitzi Bytes is a pleasure to read from start to finish.” —Toronto Star

A secret life is never secret for long.

Back at the beginning of the new millennium, when the Internet was still unknown territory, Sarah started an anonymous blog documenting her return to the dating scene after a devastating divorce. The blog was funny, brutally honest and sometimes outrageous. Readers loved it. Through her blog persona, “Mitzi Bytes,” Sarah not only found her feet again, but she found her voice.

Fifteen years later, Sarah is happily remarried with children and she’s still blogging, but nobody IRL (in real life)—not even her husband or best friends—knows about Mitzi. None of them knows that Sarah has been mining their deepest feelings and confessions and sharing these stories with the world. Which means that Sarah is in serious trouble when threatening emails arrive from the mysterious Jane Q. Guess what, the first one says. You’re officially found out.

As she tries to find out Jane Q’s identity before her secret online self is revealed to everyone, Sarah starts to discover that her loved ones have secrets of their own, and that stronger forces than she imagined are conspiring to turn her world upside down.

A grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age, Mitzi Bytes examines the bonds of family and friendship, and the truths we dare tell about ourselves—and others.


Title:Mitzi Bytes: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.76 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443449229

ISBN - 13:9781443449229

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It had it's moments This book was just okay for me. There were parts that were funny and interesting, but overall I didn't see the urgency of keeping her secret. Maybe that's why I didn't connect with the main character that well. There were also a lot of characters that were introduced that I felt went nowhere, so I kept having to refer back to previous chapters to figure out who they were. There were some very funny parts though and I liked the way it referenced modern pop culture.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mitzi Byte was a hoot! Many of the issues are timeless, as relevant to small town life as to the presumed anonymity of blogging in a big city. Great insights on contemporary motherhood.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The truth comes out and hurts Our 'Harriet the Spy' - type anonymous blogger reveals and judges the thinly veiled, very personal life choices her friends and family to make her writing more interesting. Once all is exposed, it wraps up much too quickly and not everyone in her life gets to respond to her written betrayal of their lives. She gets off much too easily, especially from her husband, to whom she outright lies to about her income and the existence of the blog itself. I've been chosen by HarperCollins as one of their 'First Look' readers. Watch for more reviews. #IndigoEmployee #y's.words
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Read - good book club choice I received this as an advance copy from the publisher Harper Collins through a preview group and am thrilled to be part of that because I get to read books before they come out on the market. Who wouldn't love that? I did, and enjoyed a fun weekend read relaxing and vicariously enjoying a peek into Mitzi's sometimes charmed, sometimes harried life as mom, volunteer, writer, blogger, trying to untangle a mystery and screwing up a little trying to juggle all of it. It is a bit of a cautionary tale about life as a successful young mom that would appeal to others in this niche. *I am currently also an employee of Indigo Books.
Date published: 2017-03-11

Editorial Reviews

“I could not put this down down. Literary, intelligent, and witheringly funny, Mitzi Bytes is the love child of a suspense-driven thriller and a feminist primer on maternal alienation. I suggest you read this book immediately.”