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Best debut novel of 2012,
This review is from: Stop the Clock (Paperback)
This is for me the best debut novel of 2012. The writing style, superb editing and the three interwoven stories of Lucy, Tina and Natalie are wonderful. Loved the cover illustration too!
This book is sharp, witty, poignant and very up-to-date, also mercifully free of the kind of foul language and sex which seems to be permeating debut chick lit books at present. The back cover summary is accurate so you know exactly the main threads of the story, again refreshing for a 2012 book.
The characters are not instantly likeable but their stories have you gripped from the beginning and as the book progresses you do come to either empathise with them or have sympathy for their situation and one of the three will become your favourite.
I look forward to Alison Mercer's second book due out later this year, she can really write and her editor is a genius, many congratulations to you both!