Landsliding – Mandy Jameson

Synopsis:

When Julia’s husband leaves her, and their small son Matty, to live with another woman, her friends, especially Caroline and Vick, rally round to help. But when Julia starts a new relationship, after a chance meeting, her friends are not quite as supportive.

Julia sees Brendan, the quietly spoken IT guy who comes round to fix her computer, as a loving and protective man and, as time passes, a potential father figure for Matty. Caroline and Vick, on the other hand, see him as jealous, controlling and potentially dangerous. He appears to be a man with a secret past.

What her friends don’t know is that Julia has secrets of her own which, if they get out, will almost certainly shatter her fragile domestic bliss.

Review:

I absolutely loved the way it was told in multiple points of view and parts in the past tense! It was so interesting and I was hooked from the beginning!

The swapping wasn’t too much and I was so invested I all the points of view, not just a couple. All of the dialogue was believable and it was easy to read and understand

It explores sexual assault in a way that may trigger some but it was an addition to the story and was dealt with appropriately.

There were elements of friendship, love, mystery, family. The perfect package.

The ending wasn’t as conclusive as I would have liked but it didn’t necessarily detract from the book! 4/5 would recommend!

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