Monday, 12 June 2017

The Missing Wife


After being left disappointed with "If You Were Me", my choice of "The Missing Wife" was rather reluctant. I went ahead with this book, more so to see if Sheila O'Flanagan is definitely  "not my type" of a writer. Having said that, after reading quite a few reviews and skimming through the synopsis of the book, I kept hoping that it might be a bit of light-hearted read that I would enjoy... and it was! I did enjoy this book.
So... Here we have Imogen and Vince - you typical suburban couple. They have good jobs, nice house in a nice area, they are planning to have a baby soon.... Imogen had spent several years growing up in France, after her dad had died in a car crash. She loved France, she loved her little settled life there... But then things changed and first Imogene got uprooted and returned with her mom to Ireland. A few steps down the road and Imogen's life shattered again, when her mother dies from cancer...
Still lucky to have her step dad and a step sister, Imogen is on the move again. This time to England, where her step dad decides to go.

That's why when Imogen grew up, she craved nothing more than her own family, settled and nice.

Vince became her rock. He is always looking out for Imogen, always protects her and makes sure she does the right things. He loves her and cares for her. He always worries about her.

And what does Imogen do? She hoes on a business trip. And does not return. She goes hiding from her husband.
Why?!! Is she mad? Is there another man? Is she just silly and irresponsible cow?
Not as simple. But no, Imogen is not mad. And she has her reasons to act the way she does...

The Breakdown


This is one of those books, that you hear people talking about. If you didn't get to read it first month it was out, you start feeling, like missed out on something. You read reviews, see topics discussing characters or some things from the book, and you feel excluded... because you haven't read it yet.
You ask your book shop to ring you "immediately" when they get copies, you put your name on the waiting list in the library, you asked all your friends (even those who only read Facebook posts) if anyone got a copy.... and then you get it!...
You anticipate the thrill, you are all excited, imagining what it is all about and how you going to stay up late till the early hours of the morning finishing the chapter...
You eventually make yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable on the sofa and....

Sunday, 11 June 2017

It Ends with Us


I read this book a while ago and felt a bit at a loss as to review it...
It is not going to be recognised for its great writing, because there are tonnes and tonnes of books that written much better. It is nothing extraordinary when it comes to its storyline. There's nothing in this book that I good pinpoint and tag as "genius" or even "superb"... But nevertheless I would put this book on the "to read" list for every young girl, every woman. Well, and every man, too.
It is an important book in its own right. And if you haven't read it, I think you should....

“Fifteen seconds. That’s all it takes to completely change everything about a person. Fifteen.”

The Girl In The Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1)


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