Top critical review
Thought provoking and well written
on 25 November 2014
Not the book I was looking for to be honest, I wanted some escapist nonsense, with angst and love and a happy ending. I saw this recommended as another reviewers favourite Marian Keyes book, and promptly decided to buy it.
It was well written, and an interesting story, just not what I'd expected.
Rachel's holiday, is not quite what Rachel expects, not a spa break to get away from things but a good few weeks in rehab, with no frills, and the slow enlightenment that her party lifestyle had led her down to a life of theft, drugs and very little respect for herself and others.
It's well written, but not what's I'd expected, so that is my only gripe...I wouldnt rank it in my favourite books, but if I knew someone on that path it might be ideal, although realistically, I should rein in my book spending on a whim!. So I can't fault the book, just noth the escapist angst I was expecting.
Rachel does come to terms with her life so the contradictions of what she sees and the actuality of her life is laid bare, and she learns from this, thought provoking stuff, but not unfortunately a favourite book of mine