ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING A GROWN UP? WHY NOT ESCAPE IT ALL WITH MARIAN KEYES' BRAND NEW NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' GRAHAM NORTON
'It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was reading the cleverest cream cake of words' CAITLIN MORAN
They're a glamorous family, the Caseys.
Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it.
Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .
Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara, gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.
In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up?
'Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too' THE GUARDIAN
'Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it' DAILY MAIL
'Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining' OBSERVER
'Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy' STYLIST
'I loved every word. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come' LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies
'Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all' JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You
'Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking' NINA STIBBE, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful
'Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching' NIGELLA LAWSON
'A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff' ELIZABETH DAY, bestselling author of HOW TO FAIL
'Funny & thoughtful and such brilliantly drawn characters that I am genuinely bereft my time with them is over' HANNAH BECKERMAN, bestselling author of If Only I Could Tell You
'She's only gone and done it again! Brilliant as ever' JANE FALLON, bestselling author of Tell Me A Secret
'Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing form' WOMAN'S OWN MAGAZINE
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A master of the everyday dramedy, Marian Keyes outdoes herself with this ambitious saga centred on an Irish family thrown into increasing turmoil. For all the quirks of the Casey clan, however, any reader can relate to these familial foibles and longstanding skeletons in the closet. Right down to its wry title, Grown Ups chronicles the inevitable vagaries of love and marriage, and the looming life milestones that prove almost too difficult to bear. Yet the tone remains brisk and conversational throughout, with plenty of salty banter and lovely poetic touches as Keyes animates this true-to-life procession of distinct personalities.
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Absolutely loved it
What an amazing book! A must read!
Marian strikes again..!
Thank you for writing..! Life gets so busy and overwhelming - it’s so comforting to escape with your words - for me, I devour them within 24 hours but they are the best! No pressure but...... when is your next release? My sincerest gratitude.
Keyes at her best
Whenever a book contains a family tree, I start to get nervous. Can so many characters be handled with the care deserved. It was an unnecessary quibble. Keyes weaves a multi-arc story with care, razor sharp wit and a big beating heart. Grown Ups was a delight to read, will be recommending this read.