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on 30 November 2009
I have never read a Susan Lewis novel before and nor do I intend to again. The characters are very one dimensional with cliché conversations and uninspiring dialogue. The storyline is pretty thin and very predictable (especially if you read the back of the book)
The dialogue is very A to B and given just to bring the storyline on, therefore the characters have no human quality. Lewis's weakest character is her portrayal of Annabelle, who is just too over the top with her promiscuous behaviour to be truly believable.
Lewis should have made the psychological trauma of her mother's affair more subtle so she appeared more human and not just a tool to throw a spanner in the works for the main character. (I'm 17 and her dialogue really isn't fitting for a fifteen year old either and very dated!)
I found the whole book pretty naff and written as a paint by numbers of chick lit. The sloppy writing doesn't appeal to the intellect to the reader and is about as thought provoking as a cold tea bag.