Worst Idea Ever - Jane Fallon

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Official Blurb:

Best friends tell each other everything.
Or do they?
Georgia and Lydia are so close, they're practically sisters.
So when Lydia starts an online business that struggles, Georgia wants to help her - but she also understands Lydia's not the kind to accept a handout.
Setting up a fake Twitter account, Georgia hopes to give her friend some anonymous moral support by posing as a potential customer.
But then Lydia starts confiding in her new internet buddy and Georgia discovers she doesn't know her quite as well as she thought.
Georgia knows she should reveal the truth - especially when Lydia starts talking about her - but she just can't help herself.
Until Lydia reveals a secret that could not only end their friendship, but also blow up Georgia's marriage.
Georgia's in too deep.
But what can she save?
Her marriage, her friendship - or just herself?

My Thoughts:

This was an epitome of a Jane Fallon book. A cheating husband, a neurotic wife, a suspicious friend, lots of intrigue and suspicion. The perfect recipe.
Fallon does betrayal superbly, and this book is full of it. What starts off with a friend innocently trying to boost her best friend’s flailing confidence turns quickly into duplicity and deception. There is quite a lot to untangle once the story gets going as no one knows who is telling the truth or who has your back.
The characters are really well developed; I want to be Georgina’s friend. She seemed so lovely and likeable, that is until she discovers the truth and the claws came out. She didn’t just sit back and let things happen to her; she fought back.
The twist at the end of Part one had been obvious the entire way through, although I hadn’t guessed Lydia’s main motive for what she was doing. Even though it is explained, it was hard to wrap your head around a friend so close to Georgina that she considered her a sister, doing what she was doing.
The off branches of the story, including Anna Marie and Harry, made the story feel well rounded. You were just as invested in them as you were with what happening with Georgia, Lydia and Nick.
I thought this book’s title was brilliant; it really sums up the entire story, Georgina’s idea to help a friend really did turn out to be the Worst Idea Ever!
I did think the story petered out a little bit towards the end, especially once Georgina knows what is going on. It reaches a peak at this point but then fell a little flat with everything, just sort of plodding on. I wanted a few more fireworks as a consequence for all of their actions.
Overall, a brilliant read, well-written, and it really kept me gripped. Once again, and I say this every year, I now have to wait impatiently for a year for Fallon’s next book!

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Worst Idea Ever
by Jane Fallon
Date Started
7th March 2021
Date Finished
8th March 2021
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