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BOOK REVIEW - Last Chance Saloon, Marian Keyes



So, my first book review, and you are going to have to bear with me for the first couple of reviews. I am currently working my way through all of Marian's books so it does look like I am dedicated to one author. I could have written something about all of the books I have read in the past but that would just be bonkers - the most recent seemed to be the best place to start.

The story follows the three main characters, Katherine, Tara and Fintan who have all grown up together in a small Irish town before moving to London. As they head into their thirties the story focusses on their relationships, or lack of, a life-changing illness and a shock from the past.

Now, I liked this book but I didn't love it. Marian Keyes has an amazing skill of really building her characters and the way she tells a story - I could almost hear her voice in my head reading it as I went through. I really believed in the friendship that they had, three completely different personalities that just fit together. But of all the characters, Tara was by far the most irritating and easily the most frustrating. This could have just been a personal thing for me but I really struggle with people being so desperate for a relationship that they would stay in an unhealthy one.

I loved Katherine, I loved her coolness and her need to have everything in order, I was really rooting for her through the book. Fintan as well, his story line was very close to home for me and I think Marian captured the whole process of going through something like that - the emotional ups and downs - really well.

It took me a while to get into the book and I think I got to the middle before I actually wanted to keep reading it, I am glad I persevered though. For anyone that loves Marian's books this would be a must-read just be prepared to get easily annoyed!


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