Author – Àine Toner. Award winning editor Áine Toner has been at the helm of Ireland’s Woman’s Way magazine since 2008 and is also editorial director of Irish Tatler Man magazine. A Belfast native who lives in Dublin, her previous jobs included working for BBC Northern Ireland and a host of daily and local newspapers and magazines.
She grew up in a house where books were very important and it was no surprise her academic life and career led to be constantly surrounded by words. She loves how the right phrasing can make a story come alive on a page.
Áine has significant TV and radio experience, regularly contributing as a panellist on topics such as health, fashion, beauty, books and the soaps. She can be found on Twitter at @aineltoner where she uploads musings on television, stationery, books and cake.
Outside of journalism, she has been published in short story anthologies. Let’s Talk About Six is her first novel.
Publisher – Manatee Books
Pages – 344
Social Media Links –
Twitter – Aine Toner
The Blurb –
Four Friends. Four Secrets.
When Lucy tells her friends they need break a from each other, Pippa, Colette and Christine are stunned – after all, Lucy is the quiet one, isn’t she?
As the four girls try to adjust to life without each other, none of them could have foreseen the consequences of mousy Lucy’s announcement that day in a swanky Belfast hotel…and as secrets start to come to light, the girls are all asking the same question: How well do you really know your friends?
Today is my stop on The Four Of Us Blog tour. Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is a really interesting read, and makes you think about the friends you have and also the secrets you keep.
Lucy has three friends, Christine, Pippa and Collette. Only Lucy has had enough, she is the quiet, put upon one in the group. The one that won’t stick up for herself, so it is with some surprise that she announces during a catch up, that she wants a break from all of them. Even her best and longest friend Christine.
Some what stunned, they all agree, although not amicably to meet again in six months, all convinced that none of them need the others. What transpires in that six months, shows that no matter how well you think you know someone you never really do, not even your spouse.
The story works well as it told from all four perspectives during that six months, and shows how friendship and relationships can change through time.
Purchase Links –
Amazon – The Four Of Us