Book Reviews

#BookReview Tell Me A Secret By Jane Fallon


Thank You very much to the publisher – Penguin and NetGalley for the review copy.
ISBN13: 9781405933124
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release date: 10 01 2019
Price*: Kindle £4.99 (GBP)/  Paperback £4.99 (GBP)
Kindle $N/A (USD)/ Paperback $6.59 (USD)
Pages: ~ 416
My rating: 8/10
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Book Depository
What I learned from this book: I learned that you can’t trust anyone you work with. 😀

Description of the book: Best friends Holly and Roz tell each other everything. So when Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes Roz will be waiting to pop the champagne. But is she just imagining things or is Roz not quite as happy as she should be? And now she thinks about it, a few things don’t quite add up… Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets. Because it takes two to tango, but only one to start a war…

How this book made me feel: When this book was out on NetGalley I didn’t even think twice before requesting it, I love Jane Fallon’s books. I previously read My Sweet Revenge (Review) and Faking Friends (Review), and I truly believe she is a master of books about revenge.

The protagonist in this story is Holly, a woman in her forties, who got promoted in her job on a TV show. I really like that the author utilizes her knowledge of the film industry throughout her books. I really like reading about “behind the scenes” of film making. This story was a little different than the previous books I read, first of all, there is no man involved in this story, and secondly, it is told from a single (Holly’s) perspective. Even though a single perspective was sufficient to get into the novel, I always liked that Jane Fallon incorporated rivals thoughts as well.

I liked the way the author chose her characters, they were different, interesting and in a way, mysterious. I really liked that the reader can get to know them better throughout the book. Holly was a sweet character, sharing her life story as well as the present events, but she lacked the “revenge” spirit. There were so many juicy discoveries, but Holly didn’t use them, and that was a shame. 😦 I loved the twists and turns in this novel, the pages just fly by while reading this book. One thing that truly surprises me is the number of alcoholic drinks the characters consume. How can they even function after downing bottles of wine? 😀 The topic discussed in this book is “being a single mother when you get pregnant at a very young age”. Holly’s story is inspirational and I liked that the author outlined the difficulties it can bring.

As I mentioned before, Jane Fallon is a master of what she does, and she definitely knows how to keep a reader “glued” to her book. The language used is easy to understand and the decent chapter length made this novel a very enjoyable read. The ending rounded up the novel very nicely and left me satisfied with an outcome. So, to conclude, Jane Fallon always provides intriguing stories with clever and believable characters, and the plot is filled with office rivalry as well as unexpected discoveries. I really enjoyed this book, and I will definitely recommend it to everybody. Enjoy! 🙂

Thank You for Your time 🙂


371338.jpgAbout the author: Jane Fallon is an English producer and novelist, most famous for her work on popular series Teachers, 20 Things To Do Before You’re 30, Eastenders and This Life. She has also written two successful novels.

Fallon has been in a relationship with popular comedian Ricky Gervais since 1982, after they met while studying together at the University College London. The couple has lived together since 1984 and is based in North London. They own a cat called Ollie.

Twitter – @JaneFallon

*-the price was taken from and on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

8 thoughts on “#BookReview Tell Me A Secret By Jane Fallon

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.