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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The hilarious new book from the million-copy best-selling author of Faking Friends and Tell Me a Secret.

When Laura's marriage falls apart, she needs to find a home for her and her daughter. And quickly.

Welcome to the Close, a beautiful street of mansions, where Laura rents a tiny studio above a garage and gorgeous Stella is the indisputable queen bee who soon suspects Laura of having designs on her fiancé.

But when Laura unearths the ghastly secret he is hiding, it threatens Stella's perfectly curated world as well as Laura's career.

Hatching an elaborate plan to beat him at his own game, these former enemies are now best friends.

But has Laura forgotten that revenge always comes with a sting in the tail?

©2020 Jane Fallon (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Hugely compelling and unpredictable." (Ruth Jones)

"Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists." (Gill Sims)

"She's the queen of the revenge novel." (Heat)

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Fabulous story from start to finish

I loved this book. Its perfectly paced, wonderfully narrated and you get pulled into the characters lives with ease. It would make a great TV show.

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Good story line

I haven’t had any of this authors books before but I purchased this book after hearing it reviewed on TV. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. An insight as to how life can change us in habit and ourselves. From living the high life to a downfall. Great page turner and I will get more from this author. A good book and highly recommended.

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Absolutely brilliant. Flew through it.

Another funny and engaging story from Jane Fallon. Loved it. Looking forward to the next one already!

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good story great narrator

really enjoyed this book with its twists and turns and the characters were really brought to life

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Awful character, don’t bother.

The character in the book started out as quite likeable. As the story developed she became more and more ridiculous .... recently divorced single mum risks her company income and financial security (possibly risks a prison sentence?) so that she can forge a relationship with the neighbourhood b!tch and it just gets worse after that.

I was listening to this book on audible while painting our house and my other half kept coming out to check i was ok because of the cringe noises I was making in response to this utterly ridiculous story.

I think this book is so bad even the editor didn’t read it here is an example - ex husband takes daughter to visit with his brother and sis in law ... few chapters later she explains he was an only child and inherited everything when his parents died.

My recommendation is to read something else.

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Easy listen.

An easy listen chick lit book which I listened too while decorating. I enjoyed it.

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Never disappointed

Worth the extra wait for another excellent Jane Fallon. Always look forward to a new release and this one like the others does not disappoint.
Also well read and easy to listen to.

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Repetitive

Ok book. But my god she spent most of the book going on and on and on about the rich women’s Botox / plastic surgery. It drove me nuts. The author made it abundantly clear she does not approve of not aging gracefully and this seemed to become the main slant of the book. A tad tedious

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Loved it ... pure escapism

This was my first Jane Fallon book... I thoroughly enjoyed it! Loved the descriptions of the ladies in the close... with all the Botox!
Pure escapism...just what I needed.. listened on audiobook and enjoyed listening to the voice of the narrator

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Not Jane Fallon’s best unfortunately.

Very predictable from beginning to end, l kept thinking something amazing was about to happen and it didn’t.
Save your time and your money.

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  • 18-02-21

It was OK to pass the time

I love JF novels but by the 3rd chapter I was struggling to stay interested. I kept going to prove the negative reviews wrong (& I really enjoyed the narration) but the story just doesn't go anywhere. I didn't bond to any character, there were no highs or lows, just a story about a struggling divorced mother and clicky rich women with a few lies thrown around. It passed the time but that's all it did

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  • 08-08-20

Negative star review SAVE YOUR TIME

Where to start...
Jo Joyner did a great job with the material that they gave her.
¿Are we sure that Jane Fallon wrote this? In general her stories have characters DEVELOPMENT.
Which is NOT what happens here.
In general i read her books because of how relatable the characters are, and how you can blend in the placees/ society that she describes . Spoiler alerte there isn't enough development for you to blend in or relate to the characters.
The book was SO BAD, i almost didn't finished it! (and i'm the type that ALWAYS finishes a book).
The book is extremely superficial, in the firsts chapters you already know the characters, don't expect nothing more. At first you think that there is a story (and being a Jane Fallon fan i expected plot twists), its all superficial and linear.