It’s Always the Husband…unless it’s the best friend.
Kate, Aubrey and Jenny are inseparable at college – friends who promised they’d always be there for each other.
But twenty years later, their friendship is about to take a deadly turn.
Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door, but when one of the friends dies in shocking circumstances, will everyone assume that it’s always the husband? Or could it be the best friend?
~I received a copy via netgalley - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - A story of friendships, romance, lies, cheats, secrets, scandals and a murder.
A story that will keep you guessing until the very end. A story that will grip you from the first page. A brilliant debut novel from Michele that had me guessing and shocked at every turn.
In this book we have Kate, Aubrey and Jenny. They met at collage and even though they had their fair share of fall outs and spats they remained friends. 20 years have passed and things aren't the best between them. They are all married but some are not so happy in their marriages or the way their life has gone. Then suddenly, one has mysteriously died. The body find and it looks like murder. All eyes point to the husband but, could it have been one of the other girls? They haven't been close for awhile but, they wouldn't hurt each other...would they?
With things brought up from their past they are about to get tested. In this town, everyone is suspecting everyone. Who killed her and why?
It's always the husband...isn't it?
Obviously, I'm not going to say which of the girls die. That is a part that I think you need to find out for yourself and as it will have you guessing. The friends are all so different. They all have different upbringings, different goals but, they get along...for awhile.
A brilliant debut that will keep you guessing and gripped from the very first page! I love how it kept going from the present and back to when the girls where in college which gave me more insight to see what the girls where like and how their friendship started.
Touching on mental health, family, friendship and the pressures that teenage carers face, as author Cat Clarke says, TENDER is "a compassionate, compelling and unflinching novel". Marty and Daisy spend their lives pretending. Marty pretends his mum's grip on reality isn't slipping by the day. Daisy pretends her parents aren't exhausting themselves while they look after her incurably ill brother. They both pretend they're fine. But the thing about pretending is, at some point, it has to stop. And then what?
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - Eve has done it again. She really knows how to write such a gripping book that will pull on your heartstrings and always is to do with something that we need more off in YA. She isn't afraid to take chances and this is possibly my favourite book by Eve.
This book is about young careers. I was excited to see that she was writing a book about young careers because my auntie works with young careers and when I was younger I was always with her to help out and we would take them out on fun days so it was something just for them and I got to know these kids and their lives as young careers so, I really enjoyed this book and they reminded me of some of the kids I know. They are some of the strongest people I know and she really shows that in this book.
Marty and Daisy have something in common. Marty has a mother whose grip on reality is slowly fading, he's missing school and is just trying his best to keep his home life going. Daisy has a little brother who isn't well. She knows it's hard on her parents and it's hard on her too but, she wants to make everything okay. They're both pretending their fine, they're not telling people the whole truth.
Marty and Daisy are wonderful characters. I really enjoyed reading about them and each of their home lives. As teens they have the weight of the world on their shoulders but, coming together they can confide in each other and even though times get tough for them they both get through it and they come out stronger than before.
A brilliant novel from Eve that everyone needs to read and look into the lives of these young wonderful people.
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the
hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the
sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most--a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby--it's his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she's more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind's greatest enemy?