A Falling Friend by Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape @SueF_Writer @wordfocus

Afalling

Length: 332 pages

Please note that the cover image leads to a  universal Amazon buy link for the book

What they say: There are two sides to every friendship.

After spending her twenties sailing the globe, making love on fine white sand, and thinking only of today, Teri Meyer returns to Yorkshire – and back into the life of childhood friend Lee. Plus, there’s the new job, new man – or three – and the guaranteed lump sum of a bursary for her academic research piece on the way. Life is first-rate.

What could possibly go wrong?

Going out on a limb to get best friend Teri a job at the same university seemed like a great idea. But it doesn’t take long for Lee Harper to notice a pattern. Teri seems to attract trouble, or maybe she creates it, and Lee can see exactly where things are spiralling – downwards. But Teri’s not the sort to heed a warning, so Lee has no choice but to stand by and watch.

And besides, she has her own life to straighten out.

For fans of BRIDGET JONES, this ‘witty’ chick lit has been described as a ‘rollicking good read’ and is the first in the FRIENDS trilogy following the lives of two thirty-something women, who, despite their close friendship, don’t always see eye-to-eye.

The Review: I have had this on my Kindle forever and it regularly popped into my mind, particularly because it has two authors instead of one and also two characters and so colour me uber-intrigued! The problem, as with most of the books on my Kindle, it kept getting bypassed. And so, with the greatest of apologies to the authors and the publisher, and a thanks for the book in return for an honest review, I finally have it, a review for the brilliant A Falling Friend by Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape!

Teri and Lee are two very different people who used to be great friends. From he start of this book I was intrigued by both, one very much a people pleaser whose personality had undertones of someone who may have wanted to be more than that, and the other a self believer, who thinks she is destined for huge things, but is finding putting the work in that bit harder. I have to admit, while Teri was built to be the less agreeable of the two, I jumped to her as I much as I did to Lee (who was beyond a mystery I leaned forward to read!)

The setting of the university, where egos were rife and privilege was all abundant, was brilliant, and I lapped it up. The romance was great, the drama, full on (in particular, if I’d thought this would all be neatly packaged at the end, boy, was I wrong!) So enjoyable and very much recommended. Read in a train journey to and from Dublin and I lapped up every word! Thanks so much again to Sue Featherstone, Susan Pape and Lakewater Press for the book in return for an honest review and I have bought the second to see where this series goes next! .

Rating: 4.5/5

About the authors

suefeatherstonesusanpape

Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape are both former newspaper journalists with extensive experience for working with national and regional papers and magazines, and in public relations.  More recently they have worked in higher education, teaching journalism – Sue at Sheffield Hallam and Susan at Leeds Trinity University.

The pair, who have been friends for 25 years, wrote two successful journalism text
books together – Newspaper Journalism: A Practical Introduction and Feature Writing:
A Practical Introduction (both published by Sage).

Their debut novel, A Falling Friend, published by Lakewater Press, has been followed
by a second book, A Forsaken Friend, in their Friends trilogy.

Sue, who is married with two grown-up daughters, loves reading, writing and Nordic
walking in the beautiful countryside near her Yorkshire home.

Susan is married and lives in a village near Leeds, and, when not writing, loves
walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. She is also a member of a local ukulele
orchestra. They blog about books at https://bookloversbooklist.com/
Find them on Twitter:  @SueF_Writer and @wordfocus

3 Comments

  1. Hi, thankyou for a lovely review – and I hope you enjoy the second book, A Forsaken Friend. Just one ask: could you correct the literal on my name (under the photo at the bottom) from ‘Paper’ to Pape. Thanks again, Susan x

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