Saturday 30 March 2019

Nobody's Wife by Laura Pearson @LauraPAuthor BLOG TOUR @AgoraBooksLDN @TheyCallMePeyto #NobodysWife

' Of the four of us only three remained, and there was no going back from that.’

Emily and Josephine have always shared everything. They’re sisters, flatmates, and best friends. It’s the two of them against the world.

When Emily has the perfect wedding, and Josephine finds the perfect man, they know things will change forever. But nothing can prepare them for what, or who, one of them is willing to give up for love.

Four people. Three couples. Two sisters. One unforgivable betrayal.

From the best-selling author of Missing Pieces comes a heart-wrenching story about family, loyalty, and obsession that will have you racing to the finish.

Nobody's Wife by Laura Pearson was published in paperback on 28 March by Agora Books. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review and who invited me to take place on this Blog Tour

Nobody's Wife is an intricate and finely balanced study of relationships. The family bond of siblings, and the emotional bond of lovers. At just under 250 pages, it is not a long novel, but it is an emotional read that lingers in the mind, long after the final page has been turned.

The short prologue sets the scene for the story that follows. The reader learns that where there had been four people, there were now three and the reader is then taken back a year to the morning of Emily's wedding to Michael.

Emily and Josephine are sisters and are so close. They became closer after their mother moved to the other side of the world with her new partner; they shared a home and had a special relationship. Emily and Michael will leave the flat after the wedding, to begin their married life in the home that the sisters grew up in.

Both Emily and Josephine are anxious about being apart, but when Josephine meets Jack, she falls deeply in love and it seems that everything will be fine. They will be two couples; friends and relations .... until Emily and Jack meet, and everything is turned upside down.

This is not a fast-paced, twisting and turning story. It's a beautifully developed and emotionally intelligent look at the effect of deception and betrayal upon relationships. The characters are all flawed in places and some of them make decisions that are questionable, but that's the beauty of the story - that's what happens in real life.

Laura Pearson's writing is immaculately paced and her characterisation is so very well done. Nobody's Wife is an engaging, fluent read that captures the texture of human emotion so well.

Laura Pearson has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. 
She spent a decade living in London and working as a copywriter and editor for QVC, Expedia, Net a Porter, EE, and The Ministry of Justice. 
Now, she lives in Leicestershire, where she writes novels, blogs about her experience of breast cancer (, runs The Motherload Book Club, and tries to work out how to raise her two children.

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Twitter: @LauraPAuthor

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