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#BookReview Worst Idea Ever By Jane Fallon

Thank You very much to the publisher – Michael Joseph for the review copy.
ISBN13: 978-0241515334
Genre: Revenge rom-com
Release date: 30 09 2021
Price*: Kindle £4.99 (GBP)/  Paperback £6.29 (GBP)
Kindle $N/A (USD)/ Paperback $16.89 (USD)
Pages: ~ 400
My rating: Really liked it.
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Bookshop.org
What I learned from this book: That those who know you best are the worst enemies.

Description of the book: Best friends share everything. Or do they? When Lydia starts an online business, her closest friend Georgia wants to help. So she sets up a fake Twitter account to pose as a potential customer. But then Lydia begins to confide in her new online buddy. Georgia knows she should confess the truth, but she just can’t help herself. Until Lydia reveals a secret that could end their friendship . . . and threaten Georgia’s marriage. Georgia’s in too deep. But what can she save? Her marriage, her friendship . . . or just herself?

How this book made me feel: I am a big fan of Jane Fallon’s books, but lately I felt that her books were a little meh. Until this one. She is back, with a very intriguing revenge story indeed.

There are two protagonists in this book, Georgia and Lydia. Georgia is a successful author and illustrator, she is married to a great man and has a cute family. Lydia is single, always juggling men, and a very talented illustrator but struggling to pursue her artistic calling. These two characters are supposed to be best friends, just like sisters, they share so much history together, but there is so much jealousy and envy between them, that pushes them apart. Georgia seems a very nice person and I did like her. However, I could not stand Lydia, her actions were horrible and really did not make any sense. Her excuses were pathetic and she really lives in some lalaland. I really enjoyed reading about publishing and illustrator’s life, and the constant drama was an added point. 😀

The narrative was very intriguing and filled with interesting topics. I really liked the multiple perspectives. I was curious to read Lydia’s parts, I really wanted to know her reasoning for her actions. The topics discussed in this book were infidelity and life after it, jealousy, loneliness, friendships, early loss of parents and many more. The book is filled with interesting situations and very real events that made this book relatable to me.

I love her writing style. I am convinced that Jane Fallon writes the best revenge books. They are funny, full of suspense and very realistic. The chapters are pretty short, and the book had me very engrossed with the story. I really liked the conclusion of this book, I think it was well deserved and rounded this story very nicely.

So, to conclude, Jane Fallon I know of is back! I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It has very realistic and emotion-provoking characters as well as a plot that is entertaining, annoying but realistic and educational at the same time. I love when the book brings strong emotions out of me, and this one definitely did it. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a place to escape and “feed” on another family’s issues. 😀 Enjoy!
Thank You for Your time! ❤

About the author: Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do Before You’re 30. Her debut novel “Getting Rid of Matthew’ was published in 2007 and became a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller as have her subsequent books ‘Got You Back’, ‘Foursome’, ‘The Ugly Sister’, ‘Skeletons’, ‘Strictly Between Us’, ‘My Sweet Revenge’, ‘Faking Friends’ and ‘Tell Me a Secret’. Her 10th novel Queen Bee is available now to pre-order in both paperback and Kindle.
Twitter – @janefallon / Instagram – @janefallon2

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com 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.

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