EXCERPT: It was all my fault.
I’d ruined everything.
One drink too many.
One bad idea.
One secret that destroyed so much.
No one can know.
ABOUT ‘THE OTHER GIRLFRIEND’: She loves him…
Lizzie Green once loved Tom Murphy with a passion that bordered on obsession. All she wanted was his love to be returned. Then one night something terrible happened and Tom left Lizzie broken hearted. She swore she would never let him hurt her again….
She loves him not.
Now, ten years later, Tom turns up on Lizzie’s doorstep still as charming as ever. Lizzie knows he still has the power to break her heart and destroy her life again. But Lizzie can’t say no to him….
MY THOUGHTS: Sorry, but ‘meh’.
Lizzie is a twit. Not the entertaining Roald Dahl kind either. I kept wanting to tell her to get a grip, grow a backbone, but eventually her endless introspection wore me down and bored me to the point where I skimmed almost two thirds of the book, frequently considering abandoning the read.
There’s no suspense, no thrills, no action. It’s all pretty pedestrian and predictable.
There’s no character to root for.
The book is set in the beautiful location of Devon, but it’s not capitalized on. Just as I didn’t connect with the characters, I felt no sense of place.
I love the cover, but wish I had just admired it from afar.
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THE AUTHOR: Alex Stone is an accountant from the West Midlands, who uprooted her life to pursue her dream of living by the sea and becoming a writer. She is proof that if you stick at it, anything is possible, and is now a psychological suspense writer based in Dorset. This beautiful and dramatic coast is the inspiration and setting for her novels.
Alex has a keen interest in psychology, and her novels examine how situations in the past can shape a person for the better and the worst.
DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Boldwood Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of The Other Girlfriend by Alex Stone for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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