Thursday, 23 March 2017

Puzzle Girl – by Rachael Featherstone

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My own copy

The blurb:

Love is a riddle waiting to be solved…
Clued-up career girl Cassy Brookes has life under control until one disastrous morning changes everything.
When she finds herself stuck in a doctor’s surgery, a cryptic message left in a crossword magazine sends her on a search to find the mysterious ‘puzzle-man’ behind it.
Cassy is soon torn between tracking down her elusive dream guy, and outwitting her nightmare workmate, the devious Martin. 
Facing a puzzling love-life, will she ever be able to fit the pieces together and discover the truth behind this enigmatic man?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Clever name, great cover, smart storyline.

The book started in a fab way, had some exciting moments, but at certain times I was kind of lost and struggled with the plot.

Let’s start at the beginning though. The story follows Cassy Brookes, who finds a puzzle book in a doctor's surgery waiting room. Now she wants to find „puzzle man “. At the same time, she has to deal with her workmate Martin.

The idea behind this book is really great and I liked the mystery behind it. Cassy’s journey to find puzzle man is full of adventure, ups and downs and excitement. I really loved following her around. I really adored her friend Dan, probably my favourite character in this book. Another character I really Liked was Martin, had added some extra spark to the story. They all had their own story shared in a way and some other characters too, a lot of sub-plots, but included in a clever way.

I felt that after a certain time her mission of finding THE man took over her life a bit too much.

Rachael Featherstone’s writing has a witty humour, is refreshing and just so much fun.

My fave thing about the book: The mentions of the different DLR stations, I always take it coming from the airport, so I know them all. 

A superb debut novel!!!


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Author Bio:
Rachael Featherstone was born and raised in Woodford. After reading Mathematics at New College, Oxford university, Rachael went to work in research. When Rachael's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, Rachael decided to take a chance, quit her job, and fulfil a life time ambition to write a novel. She went back to university and completed a Masters in English Literature and had several short stories published. Rachael now lives in Hampshire with her Husband, Tim. Puzzle Girl is Rachael's debut novel. 

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