Welcome to The Close – a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .
Moving into The Close, all Laura wants is peace and privacy.
But resident Queen Bee Stella is suspicious, fearing Laura has designs for her fiancé, Al.
So when Laura stumbles on Al’s big secret, Stella’s perfectly controlled world falls apart. As the two women take a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these former strangers are fast becoming best friends.
But has Laura forgotten that revenge never comes without a sting in the tail?
Witty and Entertaining!
Oh, how the other half live! If you’ve ever been jealous of the shallow lives of the super-rich, this should sort you right out!
When Laura moves temporarily into a flat in the house of an uber-rich area, all she wants is a quiet life. However, Stella, the ‘Queen Bee’ decided that Laura has her eye on her fiance and soon spreads the word to the other residents. Eager to clear her name, Laura does a bit of digging and discover some information on the man that her sense of fair play makes her share with Stella. Disbelieving at first, Stella soon begins to lean on Laura, but should Laura accept everything Stella tells her?
This is a fun read which really shows the author’s sharp wit throughout. If you’ve ever poked fun at the ‘barbie-doll’ type women, then this is right up your street. Laura has her feet firmly on the ground but, more than that, she is a decent person. Her observations of the other women in The Close, and their homes, is side-splitting and extremely entertaining. All characters are superbly drawn; the story is funny but with more than a grain of truth. I loved Laura, she has standards and class. A novel to sink into, giggle and enjoy – all of which I did with relish. If you’ve ever watched any of the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise, you will love this. Definitely worth 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley. This is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humour, women’s fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 395 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph, Penguin
- Publication Date: 30 April 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do before You’re 30. Her debut novel “Getting Rid of Matthew’ was published in 2007 and became a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller as have her subsequent books ‘Got You Back’, ‘Foursome’, ‘The Ugly Sister’, ‘Skeletons’, ‘Strictly Between Us’,’My Sweet Revenge’, ‘Faking Friends’ and ‘Tell Me a Secret’
Her 10th novel Queen Bee is available now to pre order in both paperback and for Kindle.