My Rating 3 / 5
I read this book whilst in hospital prior to the birth of my son. I’d downloaded it one afternoon for the bargain price of 20p whilst loading up my Kindle.
I was actually really disappointed with this book. It’s predictable, repetitive and the characters are unlikeable.
On the surface, this should have been a good read, but I found the story to be unrealistic and far too long. The scenarios were repetitive at times and bordered on tedious.
Unusually, I found it difficult to like any of the characters. Jeannie (as the main character) seems lacking in depth; I can’t understand why she stays with George who is clearly controlling of her. George’s revelation seems odd; surely after so many years of marriage he’d have told Jeannie this earlier?
The only likeble character was Jeannie’s friend, Rita. She is a much different character to the others, and is far more real and I warmed to her much more.
Thursday’s in the Park passed a few hours of time whilst stuck in hospital, but I can’t say I’ll be adding Hilary Boyd to my list of authors to look out for.