‘I think I just got snubbed, ‘ she said to her sister.
‘You sure you’ve got the right person?’
‘Oh yes,’ said Vicky, removing her glasses and slipping them into their case. ‘I spent an entire afternoon and the best part of the evening running around after her. I’m not likely to forget Mrs Vedra in a hurry.’ She dropped the case into her bag.
‘I’ll tell you something else too – the man who was with her?’ She smiled. ‘That’s not Mr Vedra.’
ABOUT THIS BOOK: You’d do anything for the one that got away . . . wouldn’t you?
When Billy Orr returns home to spend time with his dying sister, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Aimi, the love of his life. He might not have seen her in eleven years, but Billy’s never forgotten her. He’d do anything for her then, and he’d do anything for her now.
When Aimi tells him that she wants to escape her abusive husband, Billy agrees to help her fake her own death. But is she still the Aimi that Billy remembers from all those years ago?
Once Aimi disappears, Billy has to face the possibility that perhaps she had different reasons for disappearing – reasons that might be more dangerous than she’s led him to believe . . .
Sometimes trusting the one you love is the wrong thing to do.
MY THOUGHTS: Who doesn’t still sometimes think of their first love, and wonder. . .
The premise of Anything For Her by G. J. Minett intrigued me, got me wondering just what would I do if my first love ever turned up back in my life and wanted my help . . . The prologue and first few chapters piqued my interest and I thought I was in for a really good read. But I’m afraid that, from that point on, it all went downhill.
Minett failed to provide any sense of suspense, which is what I was expecting. At times I found his writing downright confusing, and was going back to reread pages in an effort to get things straight. I was constantly putting the book down in favour of doing something else. There are a few twists and turns towards the end, but by then I had lost interest and just wanted to be finished. It seemed an inordinately long read, but at 368 pages I should have read it in a couple of days, not the four days it has taken me.
I still think that the premise is a good one, a clever idea, but I wonder if Mr Minett was trying to be a little bit too clever in his execution. Ultimately, like Vicky Finn, I was less than impressed. 2.5 stars.
Just because I found this to be an unsatisfying read doesn’t mean that you won’t love it. This is my personal opinion, my reaction to the book. Most reviews for this book are positive, so if you enjoyed the excerpt and like the summary of the plot, please go ahead and read Anything for her by G. J. Minett. You may be one of the many who enjoy this book.
Thank you to Bonnier Zaffre via Netgalley for providing a digital copy of Anything For Her by G. J. Minett for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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