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Summary

Tamsin and her best friend, Michelle, have been inseparable since they were teenagers. Even now they spend all their time together, along with Patrick, Michelle's handsome husband.

So when Tamsin hears a rumour that Patrick is having an affair, she is furious and plots a scheme to catch him in the act using her assistant, Bea, as live bait. It should be foolproof. After all, Tamsin can trust Bea with anything...or can she?

©2016 Jane Fallon (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Sparkling and unpredictable." ( Elle)
"Chick lit with an edge." ( Guardian)

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  • MK
  • 19-10-16

Mediocre

Really didn't enjoy the narration. Some of the inflection on the sentences was on the wrong words which I found frustrating.
Story was Mediocre.

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Unlikeable characters in a difficult story

Tamsin is a whiny, unprofessional, manager who is need of some serious training. I need to put this out there first as the entire premise of this book revolves around something you should never ask an employee to do, and if you do ask then HR should be called in.

However, Tamsin does ask and Bea does comply and all hell breaks loose. I’ve no idea how Patrick managed to score Meesh, though he was a very well acted narcissist so she clearly fell for him love bombing her.

Adam essentially saved this entire book. He was a bit of light relief after so much Eastenders-esque melodrama when he was introduced to it. Though I can’t get over the fact that this entire story could have been resolved by people *having adult conversations*, which made the entire plot just too silly for me at points. I finished it and I’m still a fan of Ms Fallon’s work, though this definitely wasn’t one of my favourites :)

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Poor start but got a lot better

Very poor start, the first 15 chapters are slow and boring. Stopped and restarting twice
After the first third the book got much better and resulted in a good book that was difficult to put down!
Enjoyable

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great book hated the ending

I loved this story up until the end I hated the ending! infuriating beyond belief which left me feeling annoyed!!

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Slow start but it gets better

I've loved all of Jane Fallon's books so far. This one was a bit of a slow starter but once all the 'ground work' was laid at the beginning, it got so much better. A few twists and turns and a good ending. On to the next!

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Another good book by Jane Fallon

Although the story line is predictable its twists and turns kept you listening. A real feel good story with a happy ending

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Boring....

and predictable didn't enjoy listening to this book. The narrators were very good using different voices for the characters.

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Not Janes best

I was a little disappointed with this one. I love Jane Fallon but felt this really dragged and wasn't really the best storyline. The ending left me frustrated.

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Nice story but a bit long winded

Could have been condensed. Too much useless background info. Good story line though. I recommend.

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Lightweight

The story is passable, but too close to chick-lit for my taste. The tone in which is being performed matches that. But mostly it is so long drawn out, full of banal dialogue.
I clearly completely misinterpreted the summary. Was hoping for something more psychological.  When now (much too late...) reading summaries of books by the same author I realize they probably are all in  the same genre. I should have checked before.
As I will never be able to bring myself to listen to this book again I will probably return it.

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  • 25-07-18

Fun Chick Lit

I have read a few of Jane Fallon's books by now, and though they very much follow the same formula, I enjoy them. She has sassy characters and even though I can guess where the story is going, it is usually fun and entertaining. I read a lot of crime fiction or historical fiction, but once in a while, I like to break out of those genres with something lighter and this book did the trick. I look forward to reading what she comes up with next!

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  • Leisha
  • 09-05-18

very enjoyable

very good story .. easy listening .. to the point .. it had the "i wonder how its going to work out" thing which always keeps me hooked

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-20

nice book

I likes it. passed the time pretty quickly. So it was worth it in that way!

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  • Grasslands
  • 30-09-19

Uneven

This book had such a slow, dragging start, I almost gave it up. Then it picked up and I thought I had a five star read going- couldn’t put it down. But the ending was awful- like the author ran out of gas and didn’t feel like putting in the time to wrap up the story lines and just added a page to be done with it. SO disappointed!!! Narrator was awesome.

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  • Topa
  • 11-08-19

loved it

Dear Ms. Fallon,
Please write more books. I adore them all.
This book keeps you interested the whole time. Avoids the cliches of typical romances.

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  • Jan
  • 27-07-19

Strictly Between Us

Strictly Between Us. I enjoy this author. A good fun interesting read, I will read more from her.

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  • Mike Thompson
  • 19-05-18

Not my favorite Jane Fallon

I’ve read several Jane Fallon books, I think this one is
My least favorite.
Didn’t enjoy the characters at all.

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  • Debbie De
  • 30-09-16

Always The One Left Out

I couldn't tell the narrator switched up, I was so in love with Genevieve Swallow's characterization in the story.
Jane Fallon storyline was mediocre however the narrator keep my attention to the very very interesting twist of an ending. I don't want to give it away however my title kinda does? smile
Author DeAnn DeVille

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