ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING A GROWN UP? ESCAPE IT ALL WITH MARIAN KEYES' BRAND NEW NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO ADULT LIFE
'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?
Grown Ups is the brand new, sensationally entertaining and laugh out loud novel from Marian Keyes.
'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' GUARDIAN
'Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it' DAILY MAIL
'You may have written the best book of your career' CHRIS EVANS, VIRGIN RADIO
'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
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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Your best yet!!!
I’ve read all your books. Up till now, ‘Rachel’s Holiday’ was my favourite.
This book is without a doubt, your best yet!!!!
I absolutely loved it from start to finish.
Can’t wait for the next one!
Thank you for keeping me entertained through these strange Covid times.
I spent 10 years living in Ireland but I’ve been back in Australia 24 years.
Your book transported me back to Ireland, if only for a few hours, thank you for that - I miss Ireland and think about it every day.
Another Marian Keyes delight
I couldn’t put this book down. As always, Marian Keyes draws you in and doesn’t let you out until the end. That being said, I am not quite satisfied with the ending. It felt open for more? With no planned sequels in place, I have been left with some unanswered questions (and feeling just a bit heart-sore)...
Please be a sequel
Loved this book so much. Couldn’t put it down. The characters were all so good and the story makes you believe they are alive and living in Ireland. Please be a sequel