Book Review #198: A Slim Chance


Author: Elizabeth Harrison

Genre: General Fiction

Language: English 

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Troubador Publishing

Date of publication: 2 December 2016

No. Of pages: 166

Synopsis: 

Four women met during a Manchester University party in 1975 and develop a close friendship. Over the following thirty years, their lives are shaped by their upbringing, their choices and the society. When one of the four, Linda Hammond, is found dead following overdose of Svelte, a widely prescibed slimming drug, revealations and desperation comes to light, that changes the very existence of these four women. 

Review: 

What a disappointment!!! The plot was described in such a promising way that I was awaiting for approval for this book with loads of anticipation. However, the entire excitement dwindled from the very first page; the author is very talented but the delivery of this book is extremely flat. There is absolutely no coherence in the way the sub-plot has been narrated. I felt like a headless chicken trying to make sense of what’s happening. The disenchantment continues with the characters who seem to lack definition that can lend credibility to the story. The only thing that I would recommend would be the title and the cover image, and that’s not something that goes a long way. 

My opinion: Nope. Needs lot of work. 

My rating: 1 out of 5

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