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- Language: English
- ASIN: B006423HGW
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The prologue was very intriguing, it involved the police and raised many questions in my mind. Chapter one came along with a mind, body and spirit fair which introduced me to the main characters - Ruth was very likeable but a bit of a worrier (the reason for the worrying was revealed later on in the book) and she had found herself in rather an uncomfortable situation. Petra seemed like quite a detached character to begin with, particularly where relationships were concerned but then her obsessiveness shone through and I found myself cringing at some of her excessive online antics. Sarah was moody and very selfish, once I had gotten further into the story I discovered the reason for this and I have to admit that following her on a downward spiral was difficult to read.
The wishing stone brought these women together in a very clever way and the results were entertaining but also quite worrying, especially the drug use. There were a few moments of laughter for me and I loved the way the author had included Facebook throughout with talk of status updates, friend requests and all the social etiquette that goes along with it, this was a part of the book that I could really relate to.
As I read the last few pages I laughed at what it all meant and found myself looking back at the whole story in a different way. The message that I took from the book is to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it!
This was an interesting and thought-provoking read, I look forward to reading more from this author.
When I started reading it I had no idea where it was going and (to be honest) did not think it was my kind of read at all... BUT... Was I wrong?!
As soon as the story unravelled I became completely engrossed and hooked, reading it at every chance (which during the summer holidays with the kids is hard going).
The premise of the story is that the main character, Ruth, owns a magic "wishing stone" that makes bad things happen... I will not say more because I do not want to give a spoiler!
As we find out more about Ruth, her past, and the people she has befriended I could visualise all the characters so clearly that I began to feel their pain, and at times even gasped out loud (in my head screaming... "No Way...").
I have never read a book like this... It talks about drugs, relationships, the ache of teenage years and disappointments. All discussed with so much ease that it made the issues normal (as they should be). I have never understood the need to smoke and do drugs, but this books helped me understand why some people choose to go down that road and how easily it can happen.
I highly recommend this book for those wishing to go down memory lane and relive 80's moments (I did love Dynasty!). Saying this, it is definitely a book for adults by the content and use of language.
I could easily see this book as a film... It is extremely clever and original! Can't believe I got it for free...
I hope this review helped :)
That's when I realized the brilliance and subtlety of the author's plot. Apart from a few editing glitches, Terry Tyler's writing in deep point of view drew me along through each woman's slide into degradation. The writing flows smoothly, and plot progresses to a surprising conclusion for the main character.
An engaging story, well plotted and with believable characters, Ms Tyler is definitely an author to watch.
If you enjoy this book, I would also recommend her collection of short stories, which are every bit as intriguing!!
I don't give spoilers so I cannot say much more.
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