Book Review – Two Wrongs by Rebecca Reid #TwoWrongs @RebeccaCNReid @TransworldBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours
It’s my stop on the #Blogtour today and I am thrilled to be taking part! Thanks to the author and dampebbles for providing a copy of the book for review purposes.
Believable, interesting and an overall quick and enjoyable read.
How far would you go to correct your worst mistake?
When Chloe goes to university and meets wild, carefree Zadie, she is utterly seduced by her and her lifestyle. It doesn’t take long for Chloe to ditch her studies in favour of all-night parties at Zadie’s huge house off campus.
But when something goes badly wrong one night and Zadie disappears in the aftermath, Chloe knows she should have done more to help her friend. It’s something she’ll always regret.
Fifteen years later, Chloe finally gets the chance to make it right. But in order to do so, she’ll have to put everything at stake . . .
This was a really quick read for me, I had it finished in just a few hours.
The style of writing is really easy to understand and get along with which means that the pages just keep turning!
The book kept a good pace throughout with a few twists and turns.
There were a few parts that I found to be a little bit predictable but the ending was a bit of a shock that I didn’t see coming at all.
What is most interesting about this book is how realistic it is as a story. I think that we can all relate a little bit to Chloe, whether it is because she is similar to ourselves when we were younger or maybe because we knew someone like her.
The realism and believability is what kept this one interesting for me.
I would go with interesting though and not thrilling or exciting.
There were no heart pounding moments or chapters that ended with you craving more.
It was good and fun to read but not amazing.
The book is narrated across two timelines. In one you will follow Chloe in the present day, struggling with her marriage and trying to decide whether she wants to start a family or not and also still trying to come to terms with the loss of her best friend who went missing 15 years prior.
In the other chapters you’ll go back in time and follow Chloe through university, her friendship with Zadie and Max and everything that leads up the Zadie ultimately going missing and the events that brought it about.
I was left a little bit unsure as to what exactly the point of this book was as it does touch on quite a lot of issues including peer pressure, relationship issues and mental health problems but nothing really got resolved or covered in any real depth and so it was sort of a mash-up of everything with a bit of a twist at the end.
Overall I enjoyed the book, I would recommend to anyone looking for something quick to devour.
About the Author
Rebecca is the digital editor of Grazia magazine. She is a columnist for the Telegraph Women’s section, and has written for Metro Online, Marie Claire, the Guardian, the Saturday Telegraph, the Independent, Stylist, Glamour, the iPaper, the Guardian, Indy100, LOOK and the New Statesmen amongst others. Rebecca is a regular contributor to Sky News and ITV’s Good Morning Britain as well as appearing on This Morning, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, LBC, Channel Five News, The World At One and the BBC World Service to discuss her work.
She graduated from Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing MA in 2015, her debut novel Perfect Liars published in 2018 and Truth Hurts is her second.
Rebecca lives London with her husband.
Published by Corgi in paperback and digital formats on 21st January 2021
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