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Book Review: ‘Tell Me A Secret’ by Jane Fallon

Best friends Holly and Roz tell each other everything.

So when Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes Roz will be waiting to pop the champagne.

But is she just imagining things or is Roz not quite as happy as she should be?

And now she thinks about it, a few things don’t quite add up…

Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets.

Because it takes two to tango.

But only one to start a war…

Best-selling author Jane Fallon is back with a brand new book called Tell Me A Secret, and once again she manages to completely captivate us with her unique blend of revenge inspired chick-lit.

Tell Me A Secret follows single mum script editor Holly, who earns a well deserved promotion in work after previously putting her life on hold to raise her daughter. However, not everyone in the office is happy for Holly and she’s soon the victim of sabotage during her important four week probation period.

Whilst Holly initially accuses her fellow colleague Juliet of being the culprit, it seems that her enemy is actually a lot closer to home in the form of her work bestie Roz. But just why is Roz suddenly so against her and what lengths will she go to in order to ruin Holly’s career? More importantly, how will Holly prove that Roz is out to get her?

As the protagonist, Holly is a likeable and relatable character and you find yourself rooting for her throughout. Roz, on the other hand, becomes a bigger piece of work with every turn of the page. There are times when Jane seemingly encourages us to empathise with Roz however, personally we just couldn’t forgive her devious nature.

Along the way, we meet a string of other characters who add different dimensions to the story such as Dee and her husband Gavin, Hattie, Ashley and Juliet. Without spoiling the storyline, each of these characters add to the various twists and turns throughout the book, creating moments of hilarity, drama and warmth throughout.

At times, Tell Me A Secret felt a little predictable as we foresaw a number of events throughout the book. However, there were still surprises in store particularly near the end. Jane also has an addictive way with words, creating enough excitement and tension to keep you interested.

Tell Me A Secret is a tale of toxic friendships, workplace politics and jealousy, and perfectly hits home that everything is not always as it seems. Despite spending time with colleagues during work hours, sometimes we really don’t know them at all and have no idea what their life is actually like outside of the workplace.

We’re big fans of Jane Fallon’s work, and it’s safe to say that Tell Me A Secret stands strong amidst her previous works. If you fancy losing yourself in a drama-filled page turner, then you should definitely give this book a try.

Tell Me A Secret is out now.

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Written by Katrina

twenty-something charity shop manager and aspiring journalist with a penchant for boybands. Email: katrinanaomirees@gmail.com

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