Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT WHAT TIM KNOWS by @Wendyproof #Shortstories #fridayreads

Today’s team review is from Jenny, she blogs at

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Jenny has been reading What Tim Knows by Wendy Janes


By Jenny Worstall Author on 25 July 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

Reviewed by me as part of Rosie Amber’s Review Team.
This wonderful collection of short stories takes six characters from Wendy Janes’ novel ‘What Jennifer Knows’ and gives each of them a canvas to themselves. The stories link back cleverly to the novel and give further insights into the characters’ lives and behaviour. Jennifer, the heroine of ‘What Jennifer Knows’, appears in every story at different points in her life. Even though the stories are entwined with the novel, they can be read as a standalone volume with great enjoyment too. The fifth story, ‘The Perfect Family’, explores the shifting loyalties and cruelties of childhood friendship and how a child’s perception of her parents can change in a crisis. The emotional gem, for me, is ‘What Tim Knows’. Wendy Janes has a real understanding of what it feels like for a child to be different and how this affects the behaviour and feelings of others too. The closing scene between Tim and his mother Blythe is truly heart-wrenching. I have no hesitation in recommending this fantastic collection and hope it will send new readers in search of the novel it is so much part of.

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14 thoughts on “Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT WHAT TIM KNOWS by @Wendyproof #Shortstories #fridayreads

  1. Lovely review for a very good collection, Jenny! I think ‘Tim’ is everyone’s favourite of the six – it’s really something special.


  2. This series appears to be a big hit. I have a soft spot in my heart for the name Tim…so, I’ll have to read the story. 🙂


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