Friday, April 15, 2022
Book Review: "The No-Show" by Beth O'Leary
It’s the worst day to be stood up: Valentine’s Day. But that’s what happens to Siobhan, an overworked life coach, Miranda, a tree surgeon who likes to be treated like one of the guys at work, and Jane, a timid charity shop volunteer who’s been running from her past. All three are upset about being stood up, but their date is effusively apologetic the following day and all is forgiven. Unbeknownst to the three of them, each of them was stood up by the same guy.
The deeper they get invested with him, questions arise. What was he doing on Valentine’s Day? Why does he refuse to talk about it? Is he seeing someone else?
This book flips the script on the cheating man/scorned women storyline I expected. Beth O’Leary draws you into this story and hooks you completely, and you don’t know much more than the characters do. It’s a romantic, funny, emotional book which definitely packs a powerful punch.
I love the way O’Leary writes. If you’ve not read her books, I’d definitely recommend The Flatshare and The Switch. This was so good!!