2 Feb 2018

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Blog Tour Book Review / That Girl by Kate Kerrigan (Includes Trigger Warning Notice)



You can escape a place. But you can't escape yourself.

Hanna flees the scene of a terrible crime in her native Sligo. If she can just vanish, re-invent herself under a new name, perhaps the police won't catch up with her. London seems the perfect place to disappear.

Lara has always loved Matthew and imagined happy married life in Dublin. Then comes the bombshell – Matthew says he wants to join the priesthood. Humiliated and broken-hearted, Lara heads to the most godless place she can find, King's Road, Chelsea.

Matthew's twin sister, Noreen, could not be more different from her brother. She does love fiance John, but she also craves sex, parties and fun. Swinging London has it all, but without John, Noreen is about to get way out of her depth.

All three girls find themselves working for Bobby Chevron – one of London's most feared gangland bosses – and it's not long before their new lives start to unravel.


Published:     1st January 2018
Publisher:   Head of Zeus
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher



MY REVIEW

TRIGGER WARNINGI am going to start this review by pointing out that this book should come with a trigger warning.  From my reader experience, I came across topics such as rape and paedophilia which are covered in this story, particularly with the character of Hanna. 


What I liked about this story...  This story covers three different characters.  Hanna, Lara and Noreen who all end up in the same place for some circumstances in the past.  My favourite character has to be Noreen.  Her matter of fact and upfront nature made me laugh at times.   I loved the fact that you have three completely different characters who come together and deal with their current situation(s) together.  For me, the best part of this story was the relationship between these three characters as the story goes on and the development of each of the characters, how they grow with each situation they are faced with. 

What I didn't like about this story...   Honestly, I struggled with the start of this story particularly following Hanna's story.  Mainly, my struggles were to do more with the content matter than the actual story itself and the fact that I was not aware that this story covered such topics (mentioned above).  Although I do appreciate that with some story lines and topics, it is best to have the element of surprise at the situation a character finds themselves in, I feel like topics such as this should have a trigger warning at the beginning of the book. 




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