Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Worst. Idea. Ever. by Jane Fallon | Blog Tour Book Review

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Worst. Idea. Ever. by Jane Fallon - 5/5
Blurb:
"Best friends tell each other everything. Or do they?

Georgia and Lydia are so close, they're practically sisters.

So when Lydia starts an online business that struggles, Georgia wants to help her - but Lydia's not the kind to accept a handout. Setting up a fake Twitter account, Georgia hopes to give her friend some anonymous moral support by posing as a potential customer.

But then Lydia starts confiding in her new internet buddy and Georgia discovers she doesn't know her quite as well as she thought. Georgia knows she should reveal the truth - especially when Lydia starts talking about her - but she just can't help herself.

Until Lydia reveals a secret that could not only end their friendship, but also blow-up Georgia's marriage . . .

Georgia's in too deep.

But what can she save?

Her marriage, her friendship - or just herself?"

Review:
Jane Fallon is very quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. She has this special way of writing that instantly grabs you in the first chapter and doesn't let go. I read this book in less than a day and it had me laughing throughout.

45-year-olds Georgia and Lydia met as art students. Whilst they both wanted to get into illustration, life has turned out differently for them. Georgia is married to Nick and they have 18-year-old twins. Lydia is single. Georgia has a book deal for her children's books, Wilbur the Wallaby, and Lydia is stuck in a job she doesn't like.

Lydia starts an Etsy shop for items featuring her drawings but it seems to be going nowhere. Georgia creates a fake Twitter account under the name of Patricia to help boost Lydia's spirits. What she doesn't expect though, is for Lydia to form a relationship with "Patricia" and confide in her. Some of these things being ones Georgia may not want to hear. Things regarding her husband Nick's fidelity.

This is such an interesting and gripping read with loads of twists. I genuinely found myself gawping and grinning the whole way through, eager to see what was going to happen next. I found the topic of rivalry, competitiveness and jealousy fascinating. I think it is because it is something that could be true and could really happen. Nothing was far fetched, the characters all had depth and were very well developed. I already can't wait for Jane's next novel.


A massive thank you to Penguin Michael Joseph for having me on the blog tour. The graphic below shows where you can find the reviews of the other bloggers taking part in the tour.


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