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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
A layer cake of secrets, lies and divisive characters, addictive to the last bite.
💗 Main character Ruby is pure BFF goals. Rooting for Team Ruby made me truly invested in this story.
💚 Class divides, entitlement, privilege and prejudice, Claire Seeber humanises some seriously heavyweight subjects through her characters.
💛 There’s nothing I love to hate more than awesomely despicable characters, which this book has in spades. The writing reminded me of one of my favourite authors, Lisa Jewell.
Big thanks to NetGalley and W.F. Howes Ltd for providing me with an audio ARC in return for an honest review
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 Laura Brydon balances warmth and cheekiness with strength and intelligence in her excellent portrayal of Ruby. Nella was a brilliant character and Nano Nagle delivers haughty arrogance with aplomb, but I felt her voice was too mature.
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The Street Party
The party was supposed to be the highlight of the summer. If only I’d known that night would destroy our lives....
All the neighbours were laughing, drinking out of plastic glasses and getting along. I almost felt happy. Almost forgot about the terrible argument earlier and the sinister messages I’d been receiving from a strange address all week, threatening to expose the lies behind my perfect life.
As we finished with the red and gold fireworks and welcomed everyone back to our house, I believed that everything would be okay.
But I didn’t know who I was inviting in.
I never could have imagined what would happen here, in our home, after I’d gone up to bed.
Everyone saw something different.
It’s my daughter’s word against the story the boy from down the road is telling. But how can I find out what really happened that night without everyone finding out the truth about me?
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