Written by Tracy Bloom
Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair…
Frankly, her life was tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother’s constant complaints, friends who aren’t up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards since she won ‘Sunseeker Tour Rep of the Season’ twenty years ago.
And now this: a cheating husband and a death sentence.
Enough is enough. Jenny vows to keep both catastrophes a secret. She takes her life – and death – into her own hands and decides to live as she did when she was happiest… in 1996. She plans a spectacular 1990s themed party in place of a wake that she herself will attend. But will she be able to keep her secrets for long enough to have the party of a lifetime?
Never a Dull Moment!
I feel as if I’ve been on a roller coaster whilst reading The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom .. highs and lows, happy and sad, and all at breakneck speed. Never a dull moment!
A none-too-welcome health diagnosis sets Jenny on the path to recapture the best years of her lift and, with the help of her friend Maureen – who does frank and candid like no-one else – she goes about recreating her 25th birthday party and getting back in touch with all the friends she hasn’t seen in two decades, whilst also deciding to turn the clock back for herself.
Jenny is a fantastic, well-rounded and quite amazing character. Tackling life as most of us would like to think we would should we find ourselves in her shoes. There are no end of laugh-out-loud moments in this book, but keep the tissues handy for the moments which catch you entirely unawares. Very well written, completely believable and a novel where the reader feels a real affinity with the characters .. and dream of becoming a Maureen in their later years!
I loved everything about this one, and I think the ending was perfection itself. Very clever indeed! Not only a book I thoroughly enjoyed but one I have no hesitation in recommending for those who enjoy a good story which is just that bit different from the norm.
My thanks to publishers Bookouture for providing my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 894.0 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture
- Publication Date: 23 February 2018
- Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/h5hoDUI
Meet the Author
Tracy started writing when her cruel, heartless husband ripped her away from her dream job shopping for rollercoasters for the UK’s leading theme parks, to live in America with a brand new baby and no mates. In a cunning plan to avoid domestic duties and people who didn’t understand her Derbyshire accent, she wrote her romantic comedy, NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY. This debut novel went on to be successfully published internationally and became a #1 Best Seller.