Thursday 1 February 2018

Clean Break by Tammy Cohen @MsTamarCohen #QuickReads @readingagency @ed_pr #Giveaway #Win

Marriage is complicated, especially for Kate. Her husband Jack has a temper on him, and has been an absent father for years. Kate knows it's time for a divorce. The trouble is, Jack refuses. And now that he has found out Kate has met another man, his jealous rages escalate. Can Kate rid herself of her jealous husband before it's too late?
A dark and twisty portrait of a marriage coming to its bitter end, from the mistress of domestic noir.  Cohen’s acclaimed novels include The Mistress’s Revenge, The War of the Wives and Someone Else’s Wedding.

The 2018 Quick Reads titles are released by The Reading Agency today (1 February), with the six bestselling authors sharing their inspirational personal stories about the transformative impact books have had on their lives. Reading has transported each of them – whether it be from poverty, depression or isolation – and it is the liberating power of books that makes the Quick Reads initiative so vital. The page-turning 2018 Quick Reads are penned by bestsellers Fern Britton, Dorothy Koomson, Mark Billingham, Kit de Waal, Tammy Cohen and Vaseem Khan.

I'm delighted to bring you my thoughts about Clean Break by Tammy Cohen, and I also have an assortment of Quick Reads titles to giveaway. Entry is simple; just fill out the widget at the end of the post and keep everything crossed. The competition will stay open for a week, and is UK entries only.

Anyone who reads my blog will know that I've been a huge fan of Tammy Cohen ever since I read her first book. Her writing is superb and she's up there as one of my all time favourite authors, every single one of her books is excellent, although I admit I do have a soft spot for her first: The Mistress's Revenge, published back in 2011.

I was really excited to find out that this author had contributed to the Quick Reads collection for 2018, I read these every year and think they are a wonderful idea; for new readers and those who just don't have the time or the concentration to sit down and read a full length novel.

I absolutely consumed Clean Break in one fell swoop. Tammy Cohen's writes with a deliciously devilish wit and dark humour. I was talking about Clean Break to someone on Twitter who described it as similar to Tales of The Unexpected, and yes, that's exactly what it is. A tense, thrilling little story that takes the reader round many an unexpected twist and then smacks them bang! right in the face at the very last turn.

Clean Break is the story of the not-so-clean break up a marriage. Kate and her husband Jack really are obviously not suited and Kate is determined that this is the end of their relationship. Jack, on the other hand, is finding it very difficult to let go. He's obsessed and he's angry, and he gets angrier when he realises that Kate hasn't exactly been honest about why she wants their marriage to end.

Spine chilling and tense at times, with an underlying hint of darkness and devilment, this really is quite the perfect story.

Tammy Cohen is a journalist who writes for magazines and newspapers. She is the author of eight highly popular novels including The Mistress's Revenge and The Broken. Her latest book is the thriller They All Fall Down.

She lives in North London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one badly behaved dog.

Chat with her on Twitter @MsTamarCohen

Assorted Titles from Quick Reads 2018

1 comment:

  1. I love quick reads as I can read one in my meal break at work. It also introduces you to authors you may never have read like this one. Ive never read any of Tammys books *hangs head in shame*