- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Headline Review (26 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0755343751
- ISBN-13: 978-0755343751
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 710,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City Paperback – 26 Jun 2008
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About the Author
Holly Denham is the pseudonym of someone who is intimately acquainted with the world of receptionists. Based in an office in the heart of London, they know all the secrets no city girl wants their boss to find out.
Top Customer Reviews
Other people's correspondence always makes compulsive reading if you're at all interested in people. Whilst the contents of the e-mails are frequently trivial the idea that you're spying on someone else's life draws you in and before you know where you are you're on page 100 and you're hooked! I loved it and it's a quick read - don't be put off by the number of pages as e-mail takes up more space than ordinary print.
Following Holly's next step was exciting, she feels like one of my closest friends, and that's the beauty of "HIB" once you start, you're hooked.
I arrived at work this morning to find my copy had been delivered, having already read the first 3 1/2 months online, i couldn't wait to find out what happened.
And i wasn't let down. I got home from work at 6.15pm, between then and 8.20pm, i'd got changed, had dinner and finished the book! Whew!
Roll on "Holly Inbox 3"...we're all waiting with anticipation!
Anyone who has worked in an office will recognize the back-biting and politics immediately. Hopefully, they'll also recognize the warm friendships that you just don't find in other places. I love Holly, because she's a real, imperfect, interesting person. She doesn't live a glam, impossible life that nobody in the real world would ever hope to achieve. She struggles with boyfriends, bills and bosses, just like most of the rest of us. The difference is that Holly Denham, the author, puts creates a character for these stories and gives us a story that keeps us turning pages well into the night.
I enjoyed it as much as the first book, but felt it was even more contrived than the first. It suffered from Bridget Jones 2 syndrome: what do you do when your heroine achieves her happy ever after at the end of the first book? Here the author decides (as they do in the second Bridget Jones book/film) to artificially create tension by breaking up the two main characters.
The peripheral characters and their snappy exchanges with Holly are as fun as ever although I did miss Aisha's mad antics from the first book.
I tired a little of the predictable nature of the plot in the end - even the 'surprise bombshell' wasn't exactly shocking, given the amount of foreshadowing the author provided.
As with the first novel it's no more than light entertainment but diverting enough for an afternoon's reading.
The more I think about it the more these two books remind me of Bridget Jones' Diary. Holly/Bridget, Toby/Mark Darcy, James/Daniel, close-knit friends (one always gay), a baddie Tanya/Rebecca and a crazy mum. Still all good though!
I can't wait for the 3rd book and would definitely recommend signing up to the website page as I loved following the start ont here even if I was shy about posting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
left me wanting more, ignored hubby and the kids for two days lol hope another follows shortly, as a mother would love to know how holly juggles her lifePublished 21 months ago by Emma Montague
Simply one of the funniest books in the world - really funny - laughing out loud - and falling in love with the charactersPublished 23 months ago by LovesSpain
I could really relate to Holly, from the men, friends and work relationships. A proper chick flick type book. I loved the first book and didn't want this to be a let down. Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2014 by Amazon Customer
READ this book if you love click flicks. This one and the previous. Am hoping the writer brings another out! HINT HINT!!!!Published on 19 Dec. 2013 by R. Perkin
I really enjoyed the first book and was please when i found out that there was a sequel. I have recommended this to my friend who recommended teh first book to me, she is loving it... Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2013 by Natalie
....for a Kindle as it doesn't look right and always turning the page but a light hearted enjoyable read nonetheless.Published on 18 April 2013 by Natalie
I was very disappointed when this book arrived as it said in the description that this used book was in a very good condition, however it was extremely well used and looked like a... Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2012 by Fastidious
excellent - book number 2. you have got to read them - only trouble is once you start then u can't put it down!!!!! cant wait to get installment 3 !!!!!!! xPublished on 31 Dec. 2010 by S. Tallen
This book comprises of email messages between a number of the book's characters. I have to say it took a while to get used to reading a book in this format but it was a very... Read morePublished on 30 May 2010 by lachbc