Tell Me A Secret is the second book I have read by Jane Fallon. I read Sweet Revenge last year and loved it. I think that the covers alone make Fallon’s books look delightfully readable, Tell Me A Secret was no different. So before I even knew the storyline, I wanted to read it. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book in a giveaway.
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Holly and Roz spend most of their days together. They like the same jokes, loathe the same people and tell each other everything.
So when single mum Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes her friend will be dying to pop the champagne with her.
But is she just imagining things, or is Roz not quite as happy for her as she should be?
As Holly starts to take a closer look at Roz’s life outside their friendship, she begins to discover a few things that don’t add up. Who is the woman who claims to be her ally?
Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets.
Because it takes two to forge a friendship.
But it only takes one to wage a war . . .
Firstly, just look at that cover!! Jane Fallon’ s books could win awards based only on her covers. They are all food or drink based and all make the reader want to dive right in. Tell Me A Secret was no different. After reading and loving Sweet Revenge, I was hoping for the same addictive writing style, great characters and a hint ( or pile) of deceit. I wasn’t disappointed.
Holly and Roz work together and are best work friends. They tell each other everything, moan together, bitch together and generally make each other’s work day a bit better. That is until Holly gets a promotion. A promotion with a trial period that she must pass. Suddenly things start to go very wrong for Holly. Someone is sabotaging her. Naturally she would turn to Roz, but is that wise!???
The characters in this book were great. We are treated to funny best ( outside of work) friend Dee. Slightly strange other work colleagues and of course main characters Holly and Roz.
Tell Me A Secret is a fun read. We have Holly to root for all the way through, and despite her many cringe worthy experiences, she doesn’t just lie down and take them. This would be a great book to buddy read with someone. It is about friendship – real and not so real. It made me think about relationships and how people could have different personas depending on who they are with, work place friendships may be different from out of work friendships. It made me think that the people we work with may not be all they seem to be. Holly certainly learned this lesson.
I loved this book as much as I loved Sweet Revenge. I am happy that I still have a few books by Jane Fallon left to read. Based on these 2, I won’t need to read the blurb of the others, I have a feeling I will love them anyway.
Highly recommended to readers who like contemporary books about friendship, lies and deceit and strong characters. Jane Fallon is quickly becoming my go-to Author when I need a break from my crime fiction. Brilliant.