Review: Separate Lives by Kathryn Flett

Separate Lives by Kathryn Flett

Your partner of ten years, and the father of your children (though not your husband, because the two of you agreed that marriage seems so…old-fashioned), receives a text message. A text message you happen to see when you’re getting ready for work one day:

Start living a different kind of life… P 🙂 xxx

You don’t even know anyone with the initial P, but even if you did, the smiley face and kisses would send a shiver of fear down your spine that everything you and your partner have built and which seemed so strong, might be in danger of collapse. How could you miss that?

Narrated by Susie, her partner Alex, and the mysterious P, this is an achingly funny, moving and honest portrayal of modern romance, parenthood, and adultery.

goodreads-badge-add-plus

Author: Kathryn Flett

Title: Separate Lives

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Published: December 6th, 2016 by Quercus

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐


I received an advance review copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley and Quercus.

One text message. That’s all it took to set in motion a chain of events that changed the lives of three people directly, which in turn rippled out to affect the lives of those closest to them. Doubt, mistrust, and misunderstandings take hold and choices are made that changes everything, for all of them… and it’s all due to that brief text.

What happened before the text was sent, and its aftermath, is gradually revealed in alternating chapters narrated by Susie, Alex, and “P”. It doesn’t take long to realize that there is a great deal more going on with each of them than you think at first glance. There are several surprising twists throughout the story. Two of them, in particular, shocked me—one more than the other—because I never saw them coming. The final reveal explained a lot of things.

The thing I liked most about this book is real it felt. Life is messy, and it wasn’t difficult to imagine such a thing actually happening to someone. Anyone who has been in a relationship for many years knows how unpredictable life as a couple can be sometimes, often in ways that seem crazy when you look back on it.  Separate Lives illustrates that unpredictability in ways that are sometimes funny, often poignant, and never boring. Fans of women’s fiction would likely find this a very enjoyable read.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Review: Separate Lives by Kathryn Flett

    1. If that happened to me, I’d probably start having a fit in about two seconds flat, demanding to know who this “P” is and what the hell they meant by that text. I have a bad temper sometimes… LOL

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Bound to Be Me

Mother, Runner & Book Reviewer

The Writer's Notebook

Sue Featherstone

Bits about Books

Book Reviews | Blogging | Blog Tours | Social Media Advice for Authors

Thebooknookae

Bookstagram & Twitter: @thebooknookae

Alysha Kaye

A writer trying to teach becomes a teacher trying to write

FNM

100 Books and Reviews for 2017

Random Things Through My Letterbox

❤ Books. Reviews. Geekery. ❤

Sunkissed Scribbles

Books and Body Slams!

Neha Kundapur

Journey of a creative soul

All About Reviews

My personal thoughts about products I tried.

Stewartry

Book reviews and general nonsense

Stephanie's Novel Fiction

Sharing my life through my love of reading and the joys of books!

The Stacked Shelf

All things to do with books.

Mrs Bloggs' Books

The Average Reader

The Villain Library

Your every day Villain with a passion for books

Linda's Book Obsession:

Book Reviewer and Lover of Books

Katina's Closet

Your One Stop Shopping E-Boutique

Naty's Bookshelf

Why socialize when you can read?

The Paperback Princess

So many books, so little time..a bibliophile's thoughts on all bookish things. Sometimes I even like to talk about food & television.

Chellsandbooks

Reviews Interviews giveaways

The Mystique Reader

Lost in the love of words, books and colors

Jessica loves to read

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads only lives one." - George R.R. Martin

Over The Rainbow Book Blog

Book reviews and ramblings from a book mad mum of two!

scarlettseleva

❤ Books. Reviews. Geekery. ❤

Catherine Chicotka

A beauty, fashion, and travel lifestyle blog

Insidethelifeofmoi

An eccentric blogger with a pen and a thousand ideas

FictionFan's Book Reviews

Reviews of books...and occasional other stuff.

Flippin' Pages

Reviews from ladies who love to read

black books blog

Welcome to black books blog

Viviaggia.com

Send us your trip's photos

Books n All

#booksnall

The Pioneer Girl Project

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Pioneer Girl

Renée Précis

"It is not about how many words you can read per minute but rather how many new ideas you are left with after you have finished reading." -Katy Huller

Hobby Reads

Because everyone's hobby is having fun! Visit us @ www.kensingtonbooks.com

This Is My Truth Now

Fiction, Books, TV, Trips & Reviews... and introducing the 365 Daily Challenge!

Bookish Endeavors

Reading and dreaming

LittleMissNoSleep Daydreams of Books

Insomniac Seeks Good Books for Night-time Adventures

Jenny in Neverland

"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all".

%d bloggers like this: