Thursday, 30 June 2011

Review - The One That Got Away by Lucy Dawson

The One That Got Away is a great book, written in a way that flows so well and is so easy to read that you find yourself not being able to put it down. The characters are really easy to relate to and feel like they’re your best mates (except for Leo that is!). 

Medical rep Molly is married to IT specialist Dan, and Molly thinks they are happy just the way they are when Dan announces that he desperately wants them to have a baby and tries to convince Molly that the time is right for them.  Molly is really unsure whether this is what she wants although Dan goes off on a tangent telling family and friends that they’re trying anyway.  When one of her friends mentions that she’s seen Molly’s ex Leo on Facebook, she innocently contacts him to find out about his life and oh boy – does it turn to trouble reminding Mollie that the past should be firmly left in the past?  As always in my reviews I don’t like to give too much of the plot away, but I will just say that Molly may have just done the most stupid thing she has ever done and has never regretted anything more and her marriage is under threat.    I’m sure there are loads of people out there who have thought of contacting their ex through Facebook.   If they read this book first, I can honestly say, they’ll think twice about it! 

Gripping in many parts, and leaving you wondering what’s going to happen from about halfway through, a fabulous mix of the chick lit and thriller genres makes this a fantastically well written book, which was extremely enjoyable and completely effortless to read.  Very much in the present tense, with social networking and the effects it can have on your life in the forefront of this excellent novel.   Lucy Dawson is new author to me, but her other books His Other Lover and What My Best Friend did are now firmly on my birthday list.

Lucy Dawson has been a journalist and magazine editor and lives in Kent.  You can find out more information about Lucy Dawson at her website.


Anonymous said...

This looks fantastic, Kim. Brilliant review. I'm going to get it and hold you responsible, lol.

Thanks for the recommendation.
CJ xx

Anonymous said...

Me again! Just ordered my copy from Amazon and it's been reduced from £6.99 to £4.55 - what a bargain!!!

Can't wait to start reading it.

CJ xx

Pauline Barclay said...

Thanks for adding another book to my To read pile....! Great Blog.

Kim The Book Worm said...

Thanks ladies, hope you enjoy it as much as I did! x

Marie said...

Definitely sounds like a good book to read. Can't wait to pick it up and I'm sure I will finish it quickly.