- AUTHOR – Jennifer Cahill
- PUBLISHER – Clink Street Publishing
- PAGES – 356
- SUBJECT – #Fiction
It’s London in the mid-noughties before Facebook, IPhones and ubiquitous WiFi. Zara has just moved to London for her first real job and struggles to find her feet in a big city with no instruction manual.
Penelope works night and day in an investment bank with little or no time for love. At twenty-eight she is positively ancient as far as her mother is concerned, and the pressure is on for her to settle down as the big 3-0 is looming.
Charlie spends night and day with his band who are constantly teetering on the verge of greatness.
Richard has relocated to London from his castle in Scotland in search of the one.
… and Alyx is barely in one place long enough to hold down a relationship let alone think about the future one?
I’d like to start this review by saying … I don’t really read a lot of contemporary novels, I’m more of a crime junkie, but I did enjoy this book, it was nice to read something that didn’t involve Facebook and Snapchat and all the other social media that we are today addicted to, because let’s face it… who can even remember the times when we didn’t have it. It’s been such a big part of our lives for so long that I think a lot of people would find it hard to live without it all.
This story follows the lives of multiple young adults, living their life in and around London City .. each of the characters were likeable in their own way but I was more drawn to Zara, the girl from a small town lost in a big city.. she reminded me, of me. It was her thoughts mainly .. such an over thinker and has anxiety about pretty much everything.
The only thing I would honestly change about this book, is the thoughts… the author detailed the thoughts the characters were having which I do think is a great idea, I love to know what the characters are thinking … but I just think that maybe it was a bit too much, in some chapters there were more thoughts than anything else, and I’m not saying it is a bad day thing as others may well have enjoyed that part but for me it was a bit too overwhelming.