Seventy-nine-year-old Eileen is looking to date again after her husband took off with another woman. Her granddaughter Leena needs to take a break from work after a panic attack. So the two women swap homes – Eileen heads to London where she hopes to find a bigger dating pool of silver foxes, while Leena moves to the Yorkshire village where her estranged mother lives. All three women are still reeling from the death of Leena’s sister.
This was a lovely, cosy read about family ties, community and new adventures.
This is the story of Tiffy and Leon, strangers who have never met yet share a house and sleep in the same bed. Leon is a nurse who works nights and sleeps during the day while Tiffy is an assistant editor at a publishing house who works normal office hours. Somehow they manage to never be at the house at the same time but they leave each other funny notes that are the start of a close friendship.
The Flatshare is an amazing debut. The author really knows how to keep the reader glued to the page. The characters are all likable, realistic, and engaging (although there are a few villains) and the plot is captivating, entertaining, and beautifully written. This is an absolute must-read of 2019. (NP)