The Split By Laura Kay

The Split By Laura Kay

Brutally dumped by her girlfriend, Ally is homeless, friendless and jobless… but at least she has Malcolm. Wounded and betrayed, Ally has made off with the one thing she thinks might soothe the pain: Emily’s cat.

After a long train journey she arrives home to her dad in Sheffield, ready to fold herself up in her duvet and remain on the sofa for the foreseeable. Her dad has other ideas. A phone call later, and Ally is reunited with her first ever beard and friend of old, Jeremy. He too is broken-hearted and living at home again.

In an inspired effort to hold each other up, the pair decide to sign up for the local half marathon in a bid to impress their exes with their commitment and athleticism.

Given neither of them can run, they enlist the support of athletic, not to mention beautiful, Jo. But will she have them running for the hills… or will their ridiculous plan pay off…?

My Thoughts:

It doesn’t get any worse for Ally when she is dumped by her girlfriend and has to go and live with her dad. Ally has taken one thing though that is precious to her and Emily her girlfriend, Emily’s cat Malcolm. Her dad has some ideas to get Ally back on track and enlists her old friend Jeremy who is the a similar situation to Ally. They each decide to come together to have a shoulder to cry on and help each other out by doing some of the things they wouldn’t of been able to do previous like run a half marathon. It is tender and sad but also uplifting to see friends reunited. There was some funny parts through out that made me chuckle, but I did really feel for her, it must be horrible to be dumped. Anyway at least she got the cat.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Quercus for sending me a copy of the book.

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