Book Review | Tell Me A Secret

tell me a secret

Holly and Roz spend most of their days together. They like the same jokes, loathe the same people and tell each other everything.

So when single mum Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes her friend will be dying to pop the champagne with her.

But is she just imagining things, or is Roz not quite as happy for her as she should be?

As Holly starts to take a closer look at Roz’s life outside their friendship, she begins to discover a few things that don’t add up. Who is the woman who claims to be her ally?

Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets.

Because it takes two to forge a friendship.

But it only takes one to wage a war . . .

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Tell Me A Secret will be published on 10th January 2019


Jane Fallon is fast becoming one of my go-to authors, I just know that when I pick up one of her books I am going to enjoy it, Tell Me A Secret is no exception. It has witty writing, an entertaining storyline and characters that are easily relatable too.

This book felt especially relevant to me because it is centred on workplace drama and since I have a little bit of that at the moment it was quite nice to have this book to make me smile. I loved how I was kept second guessing as to what was real, whether Holly and her friends would be found out as they were digging into Roz and who was actually behind it all. I did start to feel like I couldn’t trust any of the characters that Holly worked with and it was great because it kept me totally engrossed in the book.

Holly is a wonderful character, she’s a very content person who loves a night in and her own space (essentially my kind of person) and is finally getting to a good place with her work after putting things on hold to raise her daughter as a single mum. I liked that as things start to go wrong at work she makes some questionable decisions because of course no one always takes the high road and it was nice to see that even the nicest characters can do things that aren’t great.

Dee was also a great character, the kind of bestie that you would want in your life, who’ll listen to your problems and then go along with some hairbrained schemes and even take them a few steps further than intended. The fact that she brought her husband along for the ride and that it ended up strengthening their relationship was brilliant, made me so happy.

I really liked the fact that this book was centred around friendship and didn’t have any romance to speak of, it’s nice to read a book in this genre that has a female rivalry that isn’t over a man. I also appreciated that there was a mix of good types of female friendships and bad ones and that Holly had participated in being a bit of a mean girl and then could admit that she was in the wrong.

I am definitely looking forward to seeing what Jane Fallon will come up with next and hope that it has the same engaging style as this book.


Reviews of other Jane Fallon books

My Sweet Revenge | Faking Friends



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