Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - us.macmillan.com
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, an unforgettable new novel about lost love and second chances
On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT.
But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been: his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed actress named Angelina Brown who taught him for the first time what it means to find—and then lose—love. How different might his life have been if he hadn’t let her walk away?
And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously?
Adam Sharp is just an ordinary man turning fifty with a relatively ordinary life when a blast from the past makes him question everything. Angelina Brown will always be the one that got away for Adam all those years ago, so when he receives an email from her almost twenty years later, he is shocked and very interested in how her life has turned out for her. With an unexpected invitation to visit Angelina and her family, Adam starts down a dangerous path as the memories from their past flare back to life. And all of this action is set alongside a musical backdrop that will make music lovers everywhere smile.
THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP by Graeme Simsion is a hard one for me to review as I did enjoy the pace, the plot, and the overall novel, but yet there was something just missing for me. I liked the characters and their story but I didn't really connect with them on any deep or emotional level. At times when I felt I should be in tears, it just didn't evoke that level of feeling from me, and I want to feel that when I read a book. I want to care about what is happening. Overall I found it an entertaining read but it just missed the mark for me.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖 3
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in forty languages. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, is also an international bestseller.
Graeme's third novel is The Best of Adam Sharp, a story of a love affair re-kindled - and its consequences.
Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne Buist, also a published writer ( Medea's Curse, Dangerous to Know). For more information:
Website - graemesimsion.com
Twitter - twitter.com/GraemeSimsion
Facebook - www.facebook.com/GraemeSimsionAuthor/
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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