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Braceface Mon 13-Nov-17 13:51:49

Anyone read this? I'm 200 pages in. I like the main character and I'm quite enjoying it but so far not finding it as unputadownable as other books of hers.

Braceface Mon 13-Nov-17 19:54:01

No one?

SergeantFredColon Mon 13-Nov-17 21:23:01

I read it. Wasn’t keen. Didn’t like any of the characters and thought it was boring. And I usually really like MK.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Mon 13-Nov-17 21:26:15

I read it. Preferred it to The Woman Who Stole My Life (which I thought was a bit crap) but not a patch on Lucy Sullivan, The Walsh sisters series and the one set in a magazine (Lisa, Clodagh and Ashleigh) that I can’t remember what it was called.

SergeantFredColon Mon 13-Nov-17 21:28:47

Sushi for Beginners? Yes I wasn’t keen on the Woman who Stole...either or The Brightest Star in the Sky. Last one I really liked was This Charming Man.

theothersideoftheworld Mon 13-Nov-17 21:32:29

I read it. It was ok. But I liked Watermelon the best. I love MK but didn’t think this was one of her best.

PugwallsSummer Mon 13-Nov-17 21:46:39

I was a bit disappointed. It was a pleasant read and I did enjoy it, but just found it predictable.

PugwallsSummer Mon 13-Nov-17 21:48:44

I loved The Brightest Star in the Sky. Wasn’t keen on The Woman Who Ste My Life

MimsyBorogroves Mon 13-Nov-17 22:14:03

I normally find MK very easy reading, very enjoyable. This one was dull and predictable.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Mon 13-Nov-17 22:16:46

Sushi for Beginners?

That’s the one!

Braceface Tue 14-Nov-17 07:44:57

It's just not as good is it? I don't know why. Can't warm to Amy.

ThursdayLastWeek Tue 14-Nov-17 07:47:15

I’ve found her last few books to be a bit meh. I thought The Woman who Stole My Lofe to essentially be The Other Side Of The Story in a different decade. And not as good.
I think I’ll leave The Break for a while.

ThursdayLastWeek Tue 14-Nov-17 07:48:07

I didn’t really like the Walsh Sister book about Helen and her dectevtuve agency very much which was a total shame because I loved all the others.

Postagestamppat Tue 14-Nov-17 07:57:05

My favorite is Rachel's holiday. I loved MK's voice when she was younger, but it felt like a huge jump in age for the main character of The Woman Who Stole My Life. It wasn't as sharp. From what I have this new book sounds the same. I'll still get it. A slightly off top form MK's book is still a good book for me.

ThursdayLastWeek Tue 14-Nov-17 08:12:23

Oh I LOVE Rachel’s Holiday.

I still swoon slightly for Luke the Real Man

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Tue 14-Nov-17 08:22:37

I actually liked The Break, and I haven't been crazy about the last few. I didn't enjoy the slightly strange angry/sad sex, but I sped through the book, whereas I didn't even bother finishing the Woman who Stole my Life.

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