I didn’t start reading last week till Thursday. I am rarely without a book. But last week was the first week of the Easter Holidays. I was juggling running mum’s taxi. Taking my son to badminton, golf, table tennis, judo and tennis. Alongside working and finishing up for the holidays. I have learnt you can’t do it all and some things have to give. Last week it was any reading time and the house! The fact that you could stir the house I just try to live with. Not being immersed in a book? I have decided it’s not good for me. I did try to start two book but didn’t get past the first few pages on either. My mind was too full of all the things I needed to do.
I decided to take a different tack and put away both books and take out my Kindle instead. One as with a trip back on the bus from Edinburgh on Thursday am and hopefully out and about on our week off its easier to take around. I also find that at the start of a holiday I need a different kind of book. Something light, fast paced that I can lose myself in quickly without having to think too much. I had one such book on my kindle – Before We Met.
Before We Met was recommended to me as a novel in the genre of Before I go to Sleep which I loved. It is. Yes you can sense it coming But. Before I go to Sleep held me the whole novel right to the end. Although Before We Met had me wanting to find out the truth. I had worked out the ending by the middle of the book. So the sense of suspense was lost on me. I also struggled with the main character’s sense of judgement. Without giving too much away it is about a newly married woman who goes to meet her husband from his New York Flight and he doesn’t appear. She the discovers her marriage and her husband is not what she thought.
The plus points for me was that it was well written and the descriptions of Heathrow on a Friday night made you feel you were actually there. It was just what the doctor ordered. A book I could read without thinking too much and relax into the holiday week . It just was not as strong a thriller as I was hoping for. Never the less it was a very readable book. Though I felt it all got very inevitable and I would have missed out the last chapter of the book as it did nothing. I enjoyed it. I just didn’t think Wow that’s really original writing.