This is a fantastic book and I'm only sorry that this is the authors first and only because I think I'm going to be a big fan!
What a story! It's straightforward enough at first, the usual relationship tangles and just when you think you know where its going (I was open-mouthed at the part after Jenny visits the doctor, but I won't ruin it for you) the author sends you flying in another direction.
I absolutely loved the authors portrayal of Roan The Rat - one of the biggest bastards appearing in fiction in a long time, yet the author still manages to give him some redeeming features. Jenny's best friend Karen was a wonderful character - and the problems she has with her mother in law made me laugh out loud, yet I too could feel her frustrations with Nasty Nellie. As for Mike, Jenny's new love, what a sweetheart! I wanted to take him home with me. Fantastic cast of characters but all inherently different when it comes to dealing with their everyday problems.
In my opiniion, the workd unputdownable is overused when it comes to describing fiction, but in this case it is the ULTIMATE word to describe this book.
I needed to lie down after reading Something You should know (in one day) because I laughed, cried and was completely overcome with emotion. The tension doesn't stop until the very last page.
Highly recommended novel from first time Irish author Melissa Hill. Absolutely wonderful!