The Things We Leave Unsaid #Book Review #Blog Tour #Crooked Cat Books

Written by Megan Mayfair




The Things We Leave Unsaid


Is it the things we don’t say that haunt us the most?

Clare is anxious to start a family with adoring husband, Pete. When she takes on the seemingly simple task of obtaining her late mother’s birth certificate, she finds herself in a family history search that will challenge everything she thought she knew about her life.

Scarred by her parents’ ill-fated marriage, Tessa lives by three rules – dating unavailable men, building her café into a food empire, and avoiding her father. However, when her carefully planned life is thrown into chaos, Tessa is forced to decide which of these rules she’s willing to break.

As Clare and Tessa’s paths cross and their friendship grows, can they both finally unlock their family secrets in order to realise their futures?






Well Planned with Smoothly Flowing Writing!  5 stars


Set in modern Melbourne, this is a heart-tugging read about two women, their relationships with family and their friendship with each other.

Claire and Pete are moving back to his hometown of Melbourne where being amongst his large, rambling family makes only child Claire feel even more alone. With too much time on her hands, she need something to occupy herself with so she can cease fretting about her lack of extended family, so on impulse she applies for a part-time job in a coffee shop owned and run by Tessa – who has her own problems with family.

There’s nothing fairytale about this one; there are some very real  – and painful – things covered but never laboured. A novel with some deep issues, this is an attention-grabbing read and one which I really enjoyed. I’ve always been fond of books with more than one main character and / or different storylines which cross over now and again. This is a really fantastic example of that, and is written in such a style as to make for easy reading. With nothing far-fetched and all completely believable, this has definitely put the author on my watch list for future publications.

The story is well planned with plenty of content and much food for thought; the writing flows smoothly and the result is a beautiful novel which I have no hesitation in recommending to those who enjoy contemporary women’s fiction.

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for both my copy and the invitation to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: women’s fiction
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 484 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
  • Publication Date: 22 August 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US




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Meet the Author


Megan Mayfiar


Megan Mayfair is a Melbourne-based writer who draws inspiration from her beautiful hometown and regional Victoria to create contemporary women’s fiction, containing a big dash of romance and a spoonful of family intrigue.

With a background in public relations, copywriting and higher education, Megan is passionate about words and loves to bring them to lfe on the page. Megan holds a Master of Arts in professional communication and is a member of Romance Writers of Australia and Writers Victoria.

Megan is married with three children, loves a good cup of coffee and believes you can never have too many scarves.


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