Plus One by Vanessa Raphaely [Review]
As deputy editor of the glamorous FILLE magazine in London, Lisa Lassiter had almost passed up the chance of a weekend on a billionaire’s yacht off the coast of Mykonos. But her best friend Claudia Hemmingway, on her way to becoming one of the hottest movie stars on the planet, could be very persuasive when she wanted something. Not only would they get there by private jet, she’d told Lisa, they would also get to rub shoulders with VIP guests – not least a famous Hollywood film producer.
It would be a weekend of fun, sunshine, champagne and partying. And it was all of those things. Until it wasn’t…
Lisa has spent ten years trying to get past that weekend. If she has learnt anything, it is that unfinished business and secrets always work their way to the surface. Moving on is one thing; forgetting is another, and forgiving … well, where to start?
Plus One is Beautifully written and even though this book is not an autobiography, but it shows that the author knows exactly what she’s writing about and not just from research. It is structured in a good way.
I really loved the way relationships were portrayed in this book. These are the types of relationships one would actually expect from the type of characters, which ties in perfectly with point one. The friendship shows the damaged friendships we see in our daily lives whereby one party seems to lose their own selves because of the other party. They influence their decisions and its annoying at times when its like there cannot think properly for themselves when they are in the presence of this type of friend. Anyways this happens a lot.
With that, you either love some of the characters or you hate them.
The plot builds up so well and at the end everything is revealed and `i thought it was done perfectly. Yet I was able to predict the ending but the way the plot twist unravelled was amazing, i could not have it any other way.
Overall, the books was amazing and I would truly recommend it as its a fast paced book.
Title: Plus One || Author: Vanessa Raphaely || Publisher: Pan Macmillan SA || Pages: 322
Those were my thoughts, a huge thanks to Pan Macmillan SA for sending me a review copy. This is a debut novel and I’d definitely read anything by this author.
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