Amber is young and ambitious. Martin is burnt out by years of struggling. She cheats to get what she wants while he barely clings on to what he has. It’s the week before the annual Pay Day when strata positions are decided by the controlling corporations.
The social media feed is frenetic with people trying to boost their influence rating while those above the strata and those who’ve opted out pursue their own manipulative goals. Set in a dystopian London, ‘Fluence’ is a story of aspiration and desperation and of power seen and unseen.
It’s a story of control and consequence. It’s the story of the extremes to which Amber and Martin are prepared to go in these last ten thousand minutes before Pay Day.
This is a very interesting read, it is a story that really makes you think what you would do. I liked how Amber and Martin the two main characters work together. It makes for an exciting read, I wanted to read on to find out what happens to them. I liked the author’s writing style too, very descriptive.
Blinding sunshine… A bend in the road… What became of the little girl with the sun in her eyes?
Amber was three when a car crash stole her mother’s life. She doesn’t remember the accident, but a stranger at the scene has been unable to forget. Now, almost thirty years later, she’s trying to track Amber down.
Amber, meanwhile, is married to Ned and living on the other side of the world in London. When her father has a stroke, she flies straight home to Australia to be with him. Away from her husband, Amber finds comfort in her oldest friends, but her feelings for Ethan, the gorgeous, green-eyed man she once fell for, have never been platonic.
As Ethan and Amber grow closer, married life in London feels far away. Then Amber receives a letter that changes everything. ‘Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something…’
I always seem to read Paige Toon’s books really fast, this one I read in a day and a half. They are the best kind of chick lit. The characters were realistic, the story has quite a few emotions going through it which I think people can relate to love, betrayal and loss. I enjoyed this book not as much as her others, there were some parts in the book I didn’t condone but it didn’t put me off reading about it. My favourite character was Doris, I think what she did was such a lovely thing to do. A perfect holiday read.
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This title will be released on May 21, 2015.
My name is Amber Fraser. I’ve just moved in at Number 40, Lime Park Road. You’ll come to think of me as a loving wife, a thoughtful neighbour and a trusted friend.
This is a lie.
When Christy and Joe Davenport are handed the keys to Number 40 on picture-perfect Lime Park Road, Christy knows it should be a dream come true. How strange though that the house was on the market for such a low price. That the previous owners, the Frasers, had renovated the entire property yet moved out within a year. That none of the neighbours will talk to Christy.
As her curiosity begins to give way to obsession, Christy finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery of the house’s previous occupants – and the dark and shocking secret that tore the street apart . .
I am a big fan of Louise Candlish’s books. Thank you to lovereading for sending me a copy of this book. I thoroughly recommend reading one of Louise’s books as they are brilliant. I found this one thought provoking, the story has twists and turns that you would never have imagined. You can tell that this has been very well researched into to, and you discover hidden depths throughout the story. I love how the story was set out, going from Amber’s story to Christy’s story. A real page turner as you don’t know what you will discover on the next page. This story kept me hooked from beginning till the end.
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