Today’s team review is from Chris, she blogs at http://cphilippou123.wordpress.com
Chris chose to read and review Six Lies by Ben Adams
This was fresh, poignant, and witty contemporary fiction with healthy doses of drama and romance.
Dave Fazackerley is in a bit of a rut, life-wise. His wife has left him for a librarian, his mother’s died (although, about that: apparently she wasn’t really his mother), his dad is not quite as worship-worthy as he always thought, and his band refuse to acknowledge that it is no longer the 80s(ish) and that ballads were never cool anyway. Dave decides it’s high time he turned his life around, but soon discovers that he has a knack for self-sabotage. Which is great for us readers.
The story was serious yet light, the writing well-crafted yet fluid, the romance charming yet cynical. The novel packed in so much, but was wrapped in humour and was never overwhelming for the reader. I loved it.