The hilarious, feel-good, romantic comedy debut novel from No. 1 bestselling author Robert Bryndza.
‘Crime thrillers and romantic comedy, both—who knew?! Had me belly laughing just as hard as I bite my nails when I read his suspense novels. Bryndza is a multi-talented writer!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars.
Coco Pinchard has just turned forty, and is feeling fabulous. Her long-held dream to be a writer has been realised, with the publication of her debut novel, her son, Rosencrantz, is attending a prestigious London drama school, and her musician husband, Daniel, seems more in love with her than ever. Coco feels poised to enter an exciting new chapter in life.
When the New Year dawns after a hideous Christmas spent with her awful in-laws, Coco catches Daniel in bed with a younger woman, her novel flops, and Rosencrantz goes spectacularly off the rails.
As her once-happy life unravels, and any chance of an exciting new chapter recedes into the distance, Coco’s new iPhone becomes her confessional.
Through emails to loyal friends Christopher, a neurotic middle-aged socialite, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher, Coco begins to document her seemingly endless (and often hilarious) run of bad luck.
When Coco reaches the top of the local allotment list (after putting her name down nineteen years previously) she meets the drop-dead gorgeous Adam, and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the hilarious, feel-good tale of Coco picking up the pieces!
Fans of rom coms by Sophie Kinsella will be glued to the pages of this totally addictive page-turner.
Readers totally love The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard:
‘Joyful and fun!’ Reader review, 5 stars
‘Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy!’ Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars.
‘It’s exactly what it claims to be. Funny, feel-good, you will want to know more about Coco!’ Reader review, 5 stars
‘Robert Bryndza writes stories that make you want to pick up your E-Reader and just read all night long. It's some talent that can draw you in like that. On to Coco Pinchard #2!’ Reader review, 5 stars
‘A great book filled with laughs, brilliant characters, an engaging plot and a very clever use of emails as a writing style.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘An utterly brilliant look into Coco's world through her eyes and an introduction to some wonderful characters.’ Reader review, 5 stars
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There’s something indulgently voyeuristic about reading a book composed entirely of a character’s personal emails. Robert Bryndza’s The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard offers just that, laying out the (mostly) one-sided communication between Coco—an author with endlessly bad luck—and her friends, family and acquaintances. The novel’s unusual format works wonders: rarely treading into familiar territory, full of compelling, offbeat characters and unmissable moments. Tender and witty, this romantic comedy is the perfect light read for a holiday or a quiet Sunday at home.
A quick, easy and entertaining read, a welcome change from the police and psychological thrillers I usually read.
I have read and absolutely loved Robert Bryndza’s crime novels and was intrigued to see if he could also succeed in a different genre. Well, yes, he can.
The main reason I couldn’t give 5* was perhaps my problem rather than the author’s. With a man writing so vividly as a woman, in my mind I couldn’t lose the image of Coco as rather butch, like a man in drag. As I say, my problem.
Funny and great read
A really great read - draws you along. Love the characters, Coco is superb. Robert is a talented writer whatever the genre.
Enjoyed this book!
Just finished this book, did pick it as it was a free read however I now certainly want to buy the next books in the series. The story like was fun to read and I didn’t want to put it down :)