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'HER' By Harriet Lane - the book of the summer IMO

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EduardoBarcelona Mon 26-May-14 11:53:38

If you enjoyed 'Alys, always' - or even if you didn't ( that pleasure awaits you) I can heartily recommend HER.

Written by an early Mumsnetter ( don't think she is on any more) this is the kind of book that you HAVE to read in a day.

You can read much better precis of the plot than I ever could write here on amazon and I would recommend this to you as a PREORDER , especially if you love a dual narrative, in the style of Gone Girl.

This, however, is FAR superior writing, you will be itching to highlight bits on your kindle.
It speaks to all of us who have ever wrangled children in fact I was late to work after spending an hour in the bath trying to get to the end. (Bad hair day ensued)

I did chuckle afterwards that you can imagine the whole book as a long AIBU, from two people's viewpoints... just BRILLIANT.

EduardoBarcelona Mon 26-May-14 11:55:26

oh would make EXCELLENT book group reading. just so much to talk about

JamJimJam Mon 26-May-14 12:02:06

Have just bought it for my Kindle. Haven't read Alys, Always, but one oft book club mates loved it.

EduardoBarcelona Mon 26-May-14 12:09:31

you will love it. the writing is EXQUISITO

do pop back and tell me when you get it.

EduardoBarcelona Mon 26-May-14 12:10:00

( ps she doesn't use crappy words like exquisito, she uses propa Inglish)

Cantdothisagain Mon 26-May-14 21:02:34

Amazon says it isn't available yet - boo as it looks good!

EduardoBarcelona Mon 26-May-14 21:13:50

Oh god yes. I would pre order tho. Wish I hadn't read it!

SarahAndFuck Mon 26-May-14 21:23:06

Alys, Always is one of my recent favourites, so I cannot wait for this next book.

Thank you OP, it's now on my wish list ready for next month.

Harriet Lane might be a 'new' author but based on just the one book I would buy anything she writes without question.

EduardoBarcelona Mon 26-May-14 21:24:07

Hooray! She was funny when she was on here too. smile

MimsyBorogroves Tue 27-May-14 14:10:33

On my wish list now. Ta!

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EduardoBarcelona Tue 27-May-14 14:31:30

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Charlieboo30 Wed 28-May-14 07:53:27

Really intrigued by this but I absolutely hated Alys, Always. Might be one to try from the library!

EduardoBarcelona Wed 28-May-14 08:40:57

Oh noes! You'll love this. AA was hard reading as she was so creeeeeepy

EduardoBarcelona Wed 28-May-14 08:42:51

The protagonist I mean. She wasn't Alys was she. Memory shot

Cantdothisagain Wed 28-May-14 09:54:16

I'm reading Alys Always now - rally enjoying it!

SarahAndFuck Wed 28-May-14 11:35:37

I think she was called Francis Eduardo and she was very creepy. She reminded me of Barbara in Notes on a Scandal in a way.

MrsDavidBowie Wed 28-May-14 11:36:15

Just downloaded it ..thanks

Nishky Wed 28-May-14 11:38:48

Are you the author's agent op?

Cantdothisagain Wed 28-May-14 15:03:31

She's called Frances...

EduardoBarcelona Wed 28-May-14 15:29:31

Notes on a scandal was a film too. Wasn't it? I never saw it

SarahAndFuck Wed 28-May-14 16:03:52

It was a film as well and it was quite good, although they changed it.

If OP is not the author's agent she should be, she's doing a great job here grin

EduardoBarcelona Wed 28-May-14 16:12:28

I'm just a keen reader grin
Sarah - any other recs ?

Nishky Wed 28-May-14 16:14:07

OP refusing to answer my question. Interesting!

EduardoBarcelona Wed 28-May-14 16:16:20

No! I'm a bloody teacher. Well a teacher. No blood .. normally ;)

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