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Sunday, 28 June 2015

You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney

You, Me and Other PeopleYou, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one hell of a read. Its truly one you will not want to leave alone until you read it until the end.

Marital breakdown is never easy I guess. I personally have not gone through this, but close to, and don't anyone ever tell me, that no matter how long you are married for you never had a cross word because I won't believe you, nor will I believe that at some stage, no matter how small, no matter how tiny no matter how minute.....the thought hasn't crossed your mind to put your coat on and walk out......OK, if only you came back again, or just put your coat on.

Here is a woman who is broken from her marriage. Her husband not only had an affair once, but twice.

OK I hear you say, what a "b" he must be.

But this author delves into the depths of things, the emotions behind it all. NO EXCUSES. NO one should have an affair or go off and have a one stand stand with someone, but its not that easy and straight forward there are always two sides to everything. I truly believe that. And I truly believe it more so now that I have read this.

NO EXCUSES to do this, NO EXCUSES to go off with someone else, OF COURSE NOT. But sometimes, its not always black and white and we are so easy to judge.

Meg their daughter is grown.
She has thoughts of their split of her own. Her own feelings her own emotions.

Mom is saying to her that its not about her, its between her Father and herself, their relationship, not the relationship she has with her Father.

However, when her Father rings her to have a chat, she is quite curt with him and asks if he is still with "her" he hesitates, and of course, says "yea" that was the instant put down of the phone.

This adds another dimension to this great story.

There are hidden secrets that come out, there are things you just wouldn't imagine that creeps from under the locked doors where family seem to think they can hide them, but the cupboard is bursting at the seams and eventually explodes. BANG with a lot of mess to clear up.

Absolutely awesome read.
** I would like to thank HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction/Blue Door for my copy to read/review and enjoy **

You, Me and Other People is the life-affirming, heartbreaking and ultimately stunning debut novel from Fionnuala Kearney.


But what happens when you open the door and they won’t stop tumbling out?

For Adam and Beth the first secret wasn’t the last, it was just the beginning.

You think you can imagine the worst thing that could happen to your family, but there are some secrets that change everything.

And then the question is, how can you piece together a future when your past is being rewritten?

For fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls.

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