Sunday, 7 June 2020

Little Disasters - Sarah Vaughan

About the book… 
A new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.

You think you know her…but look a little closer.

She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.

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About the author… 
Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to be a journalist. After training with the Press Association, she worked for The Guardian for 11 years as a news reporter, health correspondent and political correspondent before leaving to freelance and write fiction. Her 3rd novel, Anatomy of a Scandal, was an instant international bestseller, a Sunday Times top five bestseller, a kindle number 1 bestseller, a Richard & Judy pick, and was longlisted for the Theakson's Old Peculier Crime Novel and shortlisted for awards in France, Sweden and the UK. It has been translated into 22 languages and is being adapted for TV. Her 4th novel, Little Disasters, will be published in France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, the UK on April 2 and the US on August 18. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two young children.

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My thoughts…
An incredible heartfelt read

Amazing!! Little Disasters is an incredible heartfelt read that is full of raw, emotional writing that won’t fail to tug at your heartstrings. At times it made for uncomfortable reading such was the emotive subject but I was compelled to read on, to get beneath the skin and lives of four friends, their husbands and children. Their lives intertwined so closely, yet each wrapped up in their own that sometimes it’s impossible for them to see what’s going on around them. The tug of loyalties between friends, family, ethics and values was the beating heart in this book as they each were pulled in different directions. It’s a book that will resonate with all mothers out there whose babies have a will of their own, who are not text book perfect in every way. For mothers who feel the need to portray swan like perfection but are paddling like mad below the surface.

This was an emotional read that was compelling to read and held my attention right to the last sentence, I highly recommend it. Sarah Vaughan has created characters that are well rounded yet flawed, They fit together perfectly and as a reader I was thoroughly invested in each and every one of them. It’s a highly emotive read that gripped me and dragged me headlong into this heartfelt but often painful story, it shook my senses and Meade me question so many times - what would I do........ I am left feeling slightly bereft now it’s concluded but I’m happy that it didn’t have a cliched happy ever after ending for everyone - it never could when you’ve built a story on the stresses of real life and lay bare the fragile vulnerabilities that live in all of us at one time or another.

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