Release date - 20th April 2017]
Book length - 273 pages
Publisher - www.bonnierzaffre.co.uk
Amazon UK - Invisible Women: It's Time to Talk About You!
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
Isn't it about time we talked about YOU?
Tessa, Sandra and Harriet have been best friends through first crushes, careers, marriage and the trials of motherhood. After twenty years of taking care of everyone else's every need, they've found themselves hitting the big 5-0 and suddenly asking themselves: 'what about me?!'
Sandra has a sordid secret, and Harriet is landed with her ailing mother-in-law. Tessa is looking for something to fill the gaping hole left by her youngest daughter's departure for uni, where it seems she's now engaged in all sorts of unsavoury activities, if Tessa's obsessive late-night Facebook stalking is anything to go by.
When Tessa impulsively responds to an online message from an old flame, she soon finds herself waiting at Heathrow Airport for The One That Got Away.
But what will the plane from New York bring her? The man of her dreams, or a whole heap of trouble?
And could this be the long-awaited moment for Tessa to seize her life, for herself, with both hands?
INVISIBLE WOMEN by Sarah Long is an entertaining read about three friends who have grown into middle age together as they start to seriously question their own happiness. Tess, Harriet, and Sandra are all married, some with children who no longer need them for everything, and all with husbands who either see them as a nuisance or simply don't see them at all. Tired of feeling redundant in their own lives, Tessa and Sandra in particular, begin to take risks and revel in that all-too-fleeting feeling of excitement and need, while Harriet seems to have found a new career as a carer for her mother-in-law. But is the grass always greener on the other side? And how far will they go to make themselves seen?
INVISIBLE WOMEN by Sarah Long is an unusual read for me as there were so many things that I loved about this story - the characters' loving friendship together, the banter, and the fabulous settings throughout - yet there were parts of the story that irritated me. Like the husbands, for example, with Tessa's husband being the worst offender. Matt is so rude and condescending and he really got my back up - I couldn't understand why Tessa let him away with so much. Harriet is such a soft, caring character and her ending in the story left me a little flat as I felt it didn't explain why her husband had treated so coldly. But even though there were parts of the story that didn't win me over, it still didn't take away from the overall narrative of the book which I really enjoyed. INVISIBLE WOMEN by Sarah Long is an emotional tale of love, friendship, and taking control of your life, and is sure to make you giggle at some point.
Sarah Long worked in publishing before giving it all up to move to Paris with her husband and three children. She is the author of And What Do You Do? and The Next Best Thing. Following several years of the Parisian experience, she now lives in London.
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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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