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Top 10 best-selling author Jane Fallon looks at discovering secrets and the price of keeping them in her stunning new novel, Skeletons.  

All Jen had ever wanted was a big, happy family. And when she married Jason and became part of the Masterson clan that's exactly what she got. For years everything was perfect.  

But then Jen sees something that she was never meant to see; unearths a secret she was never supposed to discover.   

If she tells, then her idyllic life might be over. But can she really keep it to herself?  

Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do Before You're 30. Her previous books include Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome and The Ugly Sister. Skeletons is her fifth novel.

©2019 Jane Fallon (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Compulsive Reading.

Like a lot of Jane Fallon's books, Skeletons is a page-turner. There are plenty of twists and - although some are a little predictable - they are definitely entertaining. The narration is fantastic, which elevates the story. The biggest issue I had with this book was how deeply unlikeable I found the protagonist. Jen is self-obsessed, lacks any empathy for others, is hypocritical and makes jaw-droppingly poor (and implausible) decisions. She spends a great deal of the book whinging about her lovely husband - and treats him badly for the whole of the book. Paragraphs are devoted to her complaints about their marriage - the central "problem" with which is stated to be that they "don't argue enough." Talk about first-world problems! I found the so-called antagonist, Cass, much more appealing. Towards the end of the book (the last couple of hours), it's as if Fallon realised how much Jen was in the wrong and suddenly went all-out to make her husband a less sympathetic character. Although this was a bit of a clunky gearchange, it did make the rest of the story more enjoyable. Being able to root for Jen, at last, made things more satisfying. Overall, I would recommend this book as a light entertaining read, perfect for those who don't want a serious book right now.

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A good listen

This wasnt my favourite jane fallon book. I didnt gel with the main character and found her a little frustrating at times. The narrator was ok, maybe a little monotone in places and I found my mind wandering occasionally. Overall, I did enjoy it and will definitely read more by this author.

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Disappointing

I normally like Jane Fallon books but I was pretty disappointed with this one. It was predictable and longwinded and many of the characters wound me up. Hope her next one is better.

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Poorly executed story. I thought the decisions of the main character throughout were completely unrealistic any annoying. I also found some of the author's descriptive reference poor

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Another good book!

Enjoyed the story - thank goodness Jen came to her senses in the end. Was willing her to tell them where to go! Love Jane Fallon books so far - on to the next. Narrator was okay - found she had a set pattern to how she read it which was a bit monotonous/"samey". Preferred Jo Joyner who sounded a bit more lifelike/chatty and varied in tone.

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narration error chapter 40

was really enjoying the book and narrator. in chapter 40, it reverts back to previous chapter. disappointing.

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  • 17-08-20

Not worth your Time

Honestly I don't know if the book didn't age well or it was bad from the start. It's no thrilling, it's just a woman scared to be alone and debating on whether or not to do the right thing. Honestly, the main protagonist was very immature... Even writing a review is boring.