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Skeletons Kindle Edition
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When I heard she was bringing out her fifth book Skeletons in March of this year I literally couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I was on the list for a proof copy to review from Penguin but saw it up on Netgalley and couldn’t wait. Although, if Penguin still wanted to send me a paper copy I’d just love them forever.
Jen, the main character in this novel is ‘living the life’. Family, or rather her husbands extended family provides everything she needs in life — his parents are closer to her than her own, his sisters her best-friends. Everything is perfect. Which is why, when she discovers a secret that could potentially rock that life she decides to do something about it.
Jane Fallon takes us on an emotional journey as Jen battles to make the right decisions. Trying to protect the family and in doing so discovers things about her own family she didn’t know. Every turn of the page was with anticipation. It really was a roller-coaster of a book. Climbing to the summit only to plunge again, then to rise again with each chapter. Jane developed such good characters, whose lives and emotions were so vivid that I felt real empathy and emotion for them. I liked and disliked the right people, although, as was Jane’s intention my opinions of them changed throughout the novel too. I often found myself silently berating, praying, wishing and hoping for different outcomes as the book developed.Read more ›
I gave it three stars as the storyline was good, it was the characters that were the let down for me. I really wanted to shake Jen most of the time, she just seemed really pathetic, which is fine if they then come up trumps at the end, but I didn't feel that she did, she was still quite needy.
Jason couldn't have been more boring if he tried, I've heard of families sweeping things under the carpet but this Mastersons
The reader can feel a connection with the characters, in particular Jen. Although I did not always agree with what she thought, said or did, I could always understand WHY she did these things. She seemed to lack the ability to think ahead clearly on the consequences front.... Yet so many of us are like that in real life too. But this is part of the charm of the book. The characters are credible and believable, and they behave in the less than perfect way that all of us do at times.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone that wants a light hearted and enjoyable read.
I enjoyed this book and felt the characters were well written,although it could be said that Jen's husband Jason was a little one dimensional. Maybe that was an accurate characterization though, because he did come across as a little dull. It's a tale cleverly told because we are supposed to start off liking the Mastersons as much as Jen. In fact, some of them are unbearable and there's a cloud of smug hanging round them right from the start, especially the self obsessed drama Queen Jessie.
My problem with this is that it sagged in the middle to the point where I took a little break from it. There seemed to be a lot of irritating scenes of Jen going to work and wondering what to do about the secret. That bit went on for a while. Then after the revelation, it seemed to sag again, or lose pace. The ending was satisfying, with a few surprises, and you really saw the true colours of certain characters, but, I don't know, it's almost as if the story ran out of steam after a while. It was a good read, but didn't grip me.
I'm still a fan, but if this is your first Jane Fallon, she has written better and is still an author worth seeking out.
There's a good story in there but told in such a flat and depressing and non hopeful way.
None of the characters came to life for me. I couldn't get to like them or to dislike them. They stayed on the page, wooden and dull.
Sorry to be so negative.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cannot fault Jane Fallon, I have thoroughly enjoyed this book amongst all her others.
Found myself desperately wanting to read on and find out what happens to Jen. Read more
Excellent Jane Fallon book. Fabulous addictive book. So enjoyed the latest book I ordered the whole stable!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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