Welcome to my day on the Blog Tour for The Girl I Used To Know by Faith Hogan. I’ve been bursting to talk about this one since I first started reading it.
About the book
Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection.
She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart.
By comparison, in the basement flat, unwanted tenant Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her heart to love.
It takes a bossy doctor, a handsome gardener, a pushy teenager and an abandoned cat to show these two women that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the most unlikely situations.
The Girl I Used To Know is about two women, Amanda and Tess, both of whom are lost and in need of finding themselves, albeit for different reasons. I think that is a theme that is very relatable for a lot of people.
The writing in The Girl I Used To Know is effortless and flows so well, making for a very easy read. Faith Hogan writes with such emotion and her character descriptions allow the reader to get to know Amanda and Tess very quickly. I have a soft spot for books with strong female characters and Faith Hogan hasn’t disappointed.
The Girl I Used To Know is written from the point of view of both Amanda and Tess and we come to see that their lives really aren’t all that dissimilar. Friendship comes from the most unlikely of places sometimes.
This is a heart-warming, poignant and engaging story that moves seamlessly between past and present.
About the author
Faith lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and two very fussy cats. She has an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.
Thank you so much to Aria Fiction for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book as part of the blog tour.
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