This was recommended by my FB book club and since joining have explored lots of new genres I wouldn’t have read this before but I am so very glad I did I loved the story and as for Eleanor OMG I totally fell in love with her character and quirkiness I was sad to finish it and would definitely recommend this book to everyone I know
I loved the characters especially the complexity of Eleanor and the genuine normalcy of Raymond. The story really played with my emotions and made me think about how we never know what other people maybe going through and should always be empathetic towards those we don't quite understand or perceive to be "different". Great read and so wellwritten.
Easily the best book I've ever read and I've read thousands. I immediately tried to find more work written by Gail Honeyman- this is her debut novel. I'm waiting to get her next book. This is truly a masterpiece and deserved of all its hype. Hype does not usually equate to good and often you're left feeling let down- NOT SO with this book. Love the characters, love the story and it's written extremely well. Thanks Gail for this work.
I was looking for a summer holiday read recently and came across this book. Read the reviews and purchased it, I was hooked from the first page and devoured it!. A wonderful wellwritten read book. Detached, likeable, quirky and honest would best describe Eleanor. This book resonates with you well after you have finished it, as the reader comes to love Eleanor and it is difficult to let go and say goodbye to such a wonderful story & character. Well done to Gail Honeyman on her debut book & I shall certainly be looking for her next publications.Highly recommended.
This book startles the reader with a tragedy of circumstances in a lonely individual scarred both literally and metaphysically by a fire deliberately set by her mother. It waxes and wanes giving the reader hope that a good ending is in sight, but alas there is more danger on the way to the climax. Terrific read.
This was a well-written, entertaining read. The unreliable narrator's naivety gave this novel a lighter tone than would be expected given the subject matter. The book's quirkiness did diminish as Eleanor's mental state and connection with others improved, but it was still refreshingly and different.