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Summary

Fat and friendless, carer to her mother by day and a secret binge eater by night, 28-year-old Alison hates her life. She feels powerless to help herself until one day she encounters the person she would like to be and determines to transform herself. Admiration soon turns to obsession, and as Alison loses weight she discovers she’s capable of things she never imagined. Will she get the life she desires or the life she deserves?

©2018 Marina Johnson (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Loved it!

Great read. Twisty tipsy turvy character who you feel sympathy for, like and dislike all at once! Elements of us all in her I think! As for her mother.....
Narrated well too xxx

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fab, funny and such a good truthful story. love it

fantastic well written story that i could really relate too with some funny parts that made me giggle while listening to it cleaning my house.

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What on Earth is this book?

Initially I thought it was standard chick lit with a weight loss story. I've lost a lot of weight myself and enjoyed seeing some similarities. I would have preferred the character to have faced some challenges during her weight loss journey but it seemed like an easy enough feat for her in the end.

Around half way through this book seems to jump from being a chick lit to a thriller, which wasn't what I wanted to read. I wanted something easy going, but this absolutely terrible main character is so self-obsessed, jealous, constantly lying, spiteful, criminally insane, to name a few. I have nearly finished but I am so sick of her self-pitying attitude and ruining people's lives over literally nothing. It wouldn't be so bad if she got her come-uppance and saw the error of her ways but other reviews say this doesn't happen. Reading her get away with everything will be really annoying so I might just not finish.

I really hope people like this don't exist in real life.

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amazing

really loved this book highly recommended I can't wait to read the next one

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Brilliant

Gripping from the first sentence. Well read by narrator. I will listen again that's for sure.

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Not what I was expecting

Didn't really enjoy the story. I felt that the main character came across as the villain. This was furthered by the way it was narrated. I wasn't sure if we were supposed to like her or dislike her - I definitely disliked her. I also thought that the story featured running far more than it did. Perhaps my fault for not reading the synopsis properly? Definitely not for me.

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main character is horrid

whilst I couldnt decide if I enjoyed this book or not, I loathed the main character. she certainly has a couple of screws loose.

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A funny and enjoyable book

An engaging and original story, I couldn't guess where it was going. The narrator was brilliant, she got the characters perfectly.

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Wow what a book

Absolutely loved it!! Read it in one day
, found I was reading it at every spare minute I had. Great twist to the story, kept me guessing through out the book. Wish I could read it again.