Friday, 16 October 2015

bookworm #40

I first heard about this book when browsing Richard and Judy bookclub titles - always a good starting point if you're stuck on what to read next! Before We Met was a part of their Summer 2014 list, and when I saw it for a pound in my local charity shop I snapped it up.

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse

Before We Met is a story about Hannah Reilly - she marries Mark after a whirlwind romance and all is great. Until he doesn't come home one day. Hannah's world starts to unwind and she no longer knows what's true and what's been a lie. 

Despite this taking a while to get going (after the initial 'what's happened?' moment, the pace slows), I enjoyed this read. I love a mystery; I'm a nosy person and my desire to know what happened to Mark was pretty fierce! There were so many twists and turns it kept me on my toes, and aside from a slow few chapters in the middle, I found it to be a pacey read... if a little unbelievable! Yes, I know suspending belief and logic is sometimes both necessary and enjoyable, but there were parts of this story I struggled to get to grips with. Reviews had sold it as the new Gone Girl, and while I don't think it was quite that, it was a decent length (not overly long), had largely believable characters and enough mystery to keep me and my short attention span hooked. 

Have you read Before We Met?



  1. So you should love even "The girl on the train" from Paula Hawkins (even there someone disappears...)

  2. love the cover!! great review :)

  3. This sounds pretty interesting, I love a good mystery/thriller!

    Maria xxx

  4. Au this sounds interesting. I'm actually after a new book to read as nearly finished Game of Thrones!

  5. Fantastice piece of review too, keep it up!

    Shay x


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