Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Mini Tea Time Review # 2 Before We Met

Taking inspiration from Caffeinatedbookreviewer i decided to opt for a shorter review that will feel the time whilst the tea brews; so book #2

Hannah, independent, headstrong, and determined not to follow in the footsteps of her bitterly divorced mother, has always avoided commitment. But one hot New York summer she meets Mark Reilly, a fellow Brit, and is swept up in a love affair that changes all her ideas about what marriage might mean.

Now, living in their elegant, expensive London townhouse and adored by her fantastically successful husband, she knows she was right to let down her guard.

But when Mark does not return from a business trip to the U.S. and when the hours of waiting for him stretch into days, the foundations of Hannah’s certainty begin to crack. Why do Mark’s colleagues believe he has gone to Paris not America? Why is there no record of him at his hotel? And who is the mysterious woman who has been telephoning him over the last few weeks?

Hannah begins to dig into her husband’s life, uncovering revelations that throw into doubt everything she has ever believed about him. As her investigation leads her away from their fairytale romance into a place of violence and fear she must decide whether the secrets Mark has been keeping are designed to protect him or protect her . . 

This is a book i considered buying numerous times in numerous shops because it was always just there, then i spied it on the kindle store on offer, at like a £1 something and thats when i finally picked it up. We meet Hannah who is recently married, searching for a job and focused on life. One night her husband was meant to arrive home from a buisness trip, so when he doesnt , the perfect marriage doesnt seem so perfect.
The bits i like
*the twists
I loved the plot twists, but that was about as far as loving this book went, the surprise elements were really good but for the duration i found this book plain and dull. I just found myself uninterested. The foundations of the relationship for me was too easily shaken, like the trust was never there to start with. It was to an extent beileveable, that  this could really happen to someone.


1 comment:

  1. Oh I picked this up for 50p last week, hope I enjoy it a little more! At least it had some good twists.