Friends, Lies and Alibis Paperback – 20 Jan 2011
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About the Author
Debby Holt is the mother of five grown-up children, and lives with her husband in Bath. She has had over fifty short stories published in women's magazines. Visit www.debbyholt.co.uk
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These are 2 nice characters, but I had a real problem with their behaviour really. They were determined that once they were re-introduced to Merrily and discovered how horrible her husband was that they would try and break up her marriage through all sort of means, and didn't really seem to consider Merrily's feelings in the whole thing. Whilst I liked them for the most part, I didn't like these scenes as I didn't approve of their behaviour, and found it hard to agree with what they were doing. Saying that, the character of Merrily was a bit of a drip but in order for the story to be how it is, she had to be quite submissive and passive, especially towards her husband.
The story does have its funny moments, but it also explores some more serious issues as well. Through the story of Merrily and her husband, we explore emotional abuse in the home, and also see the effects someone can have on another person when they constantly wear them down and make them feel worthless, which was hard to read in parts.Read more ›
What follows is a light, and delightful comedy of manners very much in the old tradition of Jane Austen et al. Debby Holt has a very light touch as an author that makes this book a pleasure from beginning to end. I particularly enjoyed Leah's relationship with her daughter, Molly, who was the best character in the book in my opinion.
Alison and Leah's friendship is pivotal to this book, although there's a good smattering of romance, and the end is satisfying and heart-warming with those who deserve happy endings getting them, and those who don't receiving their come-uppance.
All in all a very enjoyable, well-written read that reminded me of Joanna Trollope - but with laughs!
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An easy going, pleasant book, perfect for chilling out with whilst on holiday. I would definitely like to check out more from the same author. :-)Published on 10 Aug. 2013 by Flynnies Mum