Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2018.
ISBN: 0593078063 9780593078068 (hbk): 12.99
Ruth Jones makes her debut with a witty and wise story of life's second chances and the dangers of taking them. With her trademark warmth, humanity and heart, she shows us the dangers of looking for something better, and forgetting that the best might not be in our past or yet to come - but right where we are now.
No. of reservations: 2
I heard RJ on Woman's Hour talking about this book so I knew it was not going to be another Gavin & Stacey,however RJ has created another mix of great characters in this debut novel. Infidelity, deceipt, cheating, lying are at the heart of this story of an affair between Kate, manipulative, selfish, self centred and Callum 17 years her senior who submits to pure lust until they are found out with the resulting consequences to his family. Humorous, warm, witty writing proving that the grass is "never greener" in this story of second chances, lost chances, and the wreckage from the car crash of relationship based on lust. Very easy to read, you have to know what happens even though you don't like the characters much except Matt & Hetty the nicest by far.