Saturday, 15 April 2017

Book Review: Strictly Between Us

Strictly Between Us – Jane Fallon
I’ve not read anything by Jane Fallon before, but I had seen the book on Amazon and added it to my ‘books’ wish list to read, so when holiday was coming around I chose two books from my wish-list and added them to my hand luggage.

When you read the blurb on the back of the book, you think classic chick-lit, but after reading the shocking first chapter you’re immediately hooked on wanting to know how the story ends. The book is mainly written from the perspective of ‘Tamsin’, who I liked as a character, but as time went on, I found to be a little annoying. I felt that she was quite naive and some of the storyline felt a bit unrealistic (I’m also a little worried that there are people in the world that would go to the lengths that she does in the book). However, I’ll admit that I was thoroughly entertained.
I also enjoyed the snippets of chapters written from the perspective of Bea, Tamsin’s assistant. We all know someone like this in real life – seems happy enough, will do anything for anyone, but is secretly a bit of a backstabber and isn’t loyal to anyone but themselves. I must admit though, I think Tamsin does take her for granted sometimes and the line of work colleague and friend is often crossed on Tamsin’s part, but we all have those sort of working relationships at sometime in our lives.
The ending of the book wasn’t all what I expected, I was waiting for it all to blow up in Tamsin’s face, but it doesn’t and has a slight twist that makes you feel slightly sorry for Tamsin, whilst her friend, Michelle, just seems to go about life rather unwittingly – probably because she is portrayed as being so laid back, but again, I just felt that it was all a little too naive.
I would read this book again and have kept it in my book pile.
Have you read any good books lately? Let me know in the comments below.

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