Today on my blog I am excited to bring you a review of The Four Of Us by Ainé Toner.
Four Friends. Four Secrets. When Lucy tells her friends they need break a from each other, Pippa, Colette and Christine are stunned – after all, Lucy is the quiet one, isn’t she? As the four girls try to adjust to life without each other, none of them could have foreseen the consequences of mousy Lucy’s announcement that day in a swanky Belfast hotel…and as secrets start to come to light, the girls are all asking the same question: How well do you really know your friends?
Award winning editor Áine Toner has been at the helm of Ireland’s Woman’s Way magazine since 2008 and is also editorial director of Irish Tatler Man magazine. A Belfast native who lives in Dublin, her previous jobs included working for BBC Northern Ireland and a host of daily and local newspapers and magazines.
She grew up in a house where books were very important and it was no surprise her academic life and career led to be constantly surrounded by words. She loves how the right phrasing can make a story come alive on a page.
Áine has significant TV and radio experience, regularly contributing as a panellist on topics such as health, fashion, beauty, books and the soaps. She can be found on Twitter at @aineltoner where she uploads musings on television, stationery, books and cake.
Outside of journalism, she has been published in short story anthologies. Let’s Talk About Six is her first novel.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/aineltoner
This was quite a refreshing read after some of the thrillers I’ve been reading recently. It was fun, and there is one part between Christine and her mother in law that is funny as hell and you’ll know it when you get there. It also makes you sit back and think about your own life, your friendships and loyalties.
Worlds fall apart and people realise how they were pretty much used and abused. But that soon changes when they meet up again almost 6 months later. I personally don’t think I’d be able to take a break from my friends (I don’t have many, but love the ones I do have).
There is also a sense of suspense due to Colette. You’ll find out when you get to her parts. This is definitely a twist in the story!
I love the way it was all laid out and we got to find out what happened during the 6 months (ish) they were apart, as they all had their own chapters. This is a good read and I can definitely recommend it.
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