Tagged: Contemporary Fiction
Over Your Shoulder has very few surprises that are not ludicrous and over the top. With the set up of husband and wife loving each other immensely, it obvious that this bond will be tested to the max. Early doors and we’ve got a missing presumed dead brother turn up, a wife with secrets and a husband who can’t lie to save his life. This jumps start an investigation which is right out of the mind of someone who has never watched a police procedural before. If you have 9 hours idle give this a shot. Absurdity aside, it is an ok read.
The Echo Chamber is a laugh out loud story on the perils of modern society and social media’s influence on our way of life. Far fetched and very funny. Hold out for the audiobook and you won’t regret it
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo eloquently shows that that love, abuse, the whole spectrum of the human condition is the same and gives no quarter for ethnicity or gender. Her understanding of human beings and ability to convey the complexity of human thought, behaviour and action, through a multifaceted, nuanced depiction of race and relationships in an accessible way, is a triumph.
The Bride Test was a fun contemporary read, that showed falling in love, relationships, and family life in a convincing way. Yes, there were coincidences and a happy ending but not at the expense of character development.
Helen Hoang writes perceptive romance novels with a diverse, inclusive cast. They are fun, humorous and sexy.
This was a pleasant easy read that wasn’t too taxing, good to pick up and read for short bursts.