Friday 23 February 2018

Review: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom

‘I’ve googled it, how to die,’ Jenny says to Maureen. ‘It was full of climbing this mountain, swimming that sea, becoming a marathon runner and raising millions for charity.’

‘Sounds like bloody hard work. You can make it more fun than that surely?’

Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair… 

Frankly, her life was tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother’s constant complaints, friends who aren’t up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards since she won ‘Sunseeker Tour Rep of the Season’ twenty years ago. 

And now this: a cheating husband and a death sentence.

Enough is enough. Jenny vows to keep both catastrophes a secret. She takes her life – and death – into her own hands and decides to live as she did when she was happiest… in 1996. She plans a spectacular 1990’s themed party in place of a wake that she herself will attend. But will she be able to keep her secrets for long enough to have the party of a lifetime? 

Review: Another wonderful read from Tracy Bloom. This book has laughs and a great plot but most of all, this is what they mean when they say a book gives you all the feels! This book made me feel everything and yet those feelings are tied up with Jenny and her family and that is why I love a Tracy Bloom novel! 

Jenny is a great main character, she is recognisable as one of us or as one of our friends and so you invest in her and just want the best for her no matter what. She can be an incredibly frustrating character to ride with but that is what makes you keep turning the pages in this novel. Jenny is also an incredibly inspirational character, she definitely made me want to channel my inner spice girl.

As much as the characters in this novel are very recognisable. The storyline is also something which we hear about every single day, it could be happening to our friend, our neighbour or ourselves. But Tracy Bloom weaves the plot in such a clever way, you're entertained and emotionally driven throughout.

The supporting characters in this novel range from the hilarious to the one you love to hate, always a winning formula. And although this book does deal with incredibly sensitive issues I still loved every moment of it and read it in practically one sitting. If you've never read a Tracy Bloom novel, this is a great place to start and if you have, I think you'll definitely agree with me that this is her best book yet! 

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