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What She Left By Rosie Fiore @rosiefiore @AllenAndUnwinUK #Review #BookBlog

What She Left By Rosie Fiore

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin; Main edition (7 Jun. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1760292508
  • ISBN-13: 978-1760292508
  • Mystery ~ Thriller

We received an ARC copy from Allen & Ullwin UK in exchange for a review on the blog spot. Thank you kindly.

Review By Kelly L

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Synopsis

Helen Cooper has a charmed life. She’s beautiful, accomplished, organised – the star parent at the school. Until she disappears.

But Helen wasn’t abducted or murdered. She’s chosen to walk away, abandoning her family, husband Sam, and her home.

Where has Helen gone, and why? What has driven her from her seemingly perfect life? What is she looking for? Sam is tormented by these questions and gradually begins to lose his grip on work and his family life.

He sees Helen everywhere in the faces of strangers. He’s losing control.

But then one day, it really is Helen’s face he sees…

Author

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Rosie Fiore was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied drama at the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked as a writer for theatre, television, magazines, advertising, comedy and the corporate market. 

Her first two novels, This Year’s Black and Lame Angel were published by Struik in South Africa. This Year’s Black was longlisted for the South African Sunday Times Literary Award and has subsequently been re-released as an e-book. Babies in Waiting, Wonder Women and Holly at Christmas were published by Quercus. She is the author of After Isabella, also published by Allen & Unwin.

Rosie’s next book, The After Wife (written as Cass Hunter), will be published by Trapeze in 2018, and in translation is seven countries around the world.

Rosie lives in London with her husband and two sons.

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Review

So what did happen to Helen? That’s the journey we go on when we start the book. The book is split into four sections. It’s told from four characters point of view, which is similar to the style that Jodi Picoult uses and I really enjoy it. Rosie Fiore keeps her character chapters on point and with each of them having their own tone and style it was really enjoyable.

The key theme of the book is that Helen just disappears one day. Helen a normally fastidiously person doesn’t collect the kiddies from school and slowly the unnerving reality hits the family that she’s gone, vanished into thin air. So it’s our journey as the reader to put the jigsaw of truths and lies together.

It’s fast-paced, engaging and cleverly written. It has been a long time that I have read a book in one sitting. But I was hooked and I had to find out what happened to Helen.

A refreshing fast paced edge of your seat read! If this book was a movie it would get an Oscar! Ticks every box of my reading wants tick tick tick BOOM, it definitely started my reading year with a bang!

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