Monday, September 4, 2017

Book Review: One Day In December by Shari Low

One Day In December

by Shari Low


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By the stroke of midnight, a heart would be broken, a cruel truth revealed, a devastating secret shared, and a love betrayed. Four lives would be changed forever, One Day in December.
One morning in December...
Caro set off on a quest to find out if her relationship with her father had been based on a lifetime of lies.
Lila decided today would be the day that she told her lover's wife of their secret affair.
Cammy was on the way to pick up the ring for the surprise proposal to the woman he loved.
And Bernadette vowed that this was the day she would walk away from her controlling husband of 30 years and never look back.
One day, four lives on a collision course with destiny...

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

She despised him. When he walked out, she’d thought she couldn’t hate him more. Now, looking at these images, she realised there was a whole pool of hate she hadn’t even dipped her toe in yet.

What started as a temporary post in the blokes’ section led to a couple of promotions until he claimed his self-penned accolade, Manager of Sack and Crack Support Services.

Argh, the aging process is bollocks. I think every time I pee I lose brain cells. My memory is shot.

‘Although… wouldn’t have minded that in my day. It would be good to have photographic evidence of how I looked before I went gray, developed wrinkles and my baps headed south.’ A woman at the next table froze, unsure if she really had just overheard that correctly. Couldn’t have. Not from that elderly lady.

‘We’ve come to tell you that we’re running away together. We’re lesbians,’ Sarah replied, deadpan, making Bernadette splutter. Stuart’s eyes widened so much she worried that he’d do himself a permanent injury. ‘I’m kidding! Although, she does have great legs,’ Sarah added, grinning.

I can’t tell you how much I hope you’re related to this lot because I need this kind of drama in my life. I love them already. It’s like having your own Lifetime mini-series.

My Review:

I giggle-snorted and smirked my way through this delightful and addicting tale.  This was my first encounter with the mega talented scribe that is Shari Low, but I am positive she has already become an extremely necessary habit.  The author and her ingenious storyline were based in Scotland, a land from which sprouted some of my ancestral DNA, so I plan to claim my reading time indulging in Ms. Low’s highly entertaining work as supporting possible relatives.  Ms. Low’s writing was crisp, witty, engaging, observant, and cleverly amusing.  I adored her well fleshed out characters, was captivated by her well-plotted storyline, and I relished the witty bantering of the shrewd and meddlesome aunties.  One Day In December was a toy chest full of delicious secrets just begging to be exposed. 

Empress DJ

About the author

Shari lives in Glasgow and writes a weekly opinion column and Book Club page for a well-known newspaper. She is married to a very laid-back guy and has two athletic teenage sons, who think she’s fairly embarrassing, except when they need a lift.

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