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Strictly Between Us

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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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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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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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Easy listening

Really enjoyed the easy listening and light story. Although it is chic lit it was gripping and I did feel sucked into the characters lives. I was looking forward to hearing the next chapter. The only bit that disappointed me was the end, it was so rushed and wasn't what I expected or wanted. Overall though it was a good story and I would recommend if you like Jane Fallon or similar authors.

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Loved this story

I really enjoyed this book it was captivating from the start with many twists and turns! I’ve loved every Jane fallon book, the narrators were great and performed well!
Very addictive listen, can’t wait for the new book!

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A good read

I do love Jane Fallon. Yet another great read that had me laughing to gasping.

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Good read

I Loved this book! I was Disappointed with the ending though. However I think its Still worth a read.

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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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Great Story

What made the experience of listening to Strictly Between Us the most enjoyable?

Great story but my goodness was Bea on half speed? So irritating! The pausing and extra pronunciation on some words and starts of sentences is really annoying!!!

The Tamsin character is fab and read really well. I have read several of Jane Fallon's books and this one is up there with the best

Which character – as performed by Antonia Beamish and Genevieve Swallow – was your favourite?

Tamsin definitely, Bea was read really badly, just hard to listen to with the drawn out starts of sentences I would avoid any book she is performing.

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  • myz
  • 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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  • 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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  • Mato
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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