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Publisher Description

The lives of four very different women have been shaped—and battered—by one charming man. . . .

Ireland's debonair politician Paddy de Courcy—the "John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin"—has captured tabloid headlines and the imagination of his country with his charm and charisma. But the crushed hearts he's left behind him reveal more about his character than his winning, votegetting smile. Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia have all suffered from his selfishness and cruelty. But with Paddy's political star ascending, the time is finally ripe for redemption . . . and perhaps a bit of revenge.

Fiction & Literature
March 17
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

milleap ,

My opinion.

The mood of this book is a bit darker than usual for Marian Keyes. I consider it to be the companion piece to Brightest Star in the Sky. Unlike her other works where humor and drama spread in equal parts and often intertwined, I find that this book is devoid of her usual humor except for Lola's pieces, which has Keyes's regular balancing act down to a tee. Not to say that the other parts are a total downer; it's just mostly irony and dark humor, which are not her usual fare. When I reread it, I skipped everything not Lola and was actually pretty satisfied with it, as it can stand alone once you know the whole story. So for that alone, I gave it 4 stars.

As for the short hand Keyes uses in Lola's part, it's definitely a stylistic choice and it doesn't bother me at all. It's meant to be kind of like a diary and, at least for me, it doesn't distract from the flow of words.

I would recommend this book, but not as anyone's first Marian Keyes experience.

kihirho ,

Could not stop reading!

So sad when finished this book! Keyes always great but this one her best! Twists and surprises and funny with heart. Loved it!

Potty Lu ,

This charming man

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book as much as her other stories.

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