Thursday 10 September 2020

Review: The Matchmaker by Catriona Innes

For Caitlin Carter, love means business.

She's taken matchmaking back to basics. There is no swiping left. No creepy location tracker. Definitely no unsolicited pics of areas of the anatomy no one wants to see.

She's made dating great again: personal, patient... and profitable. Her startup is going from strength to strength, with clients wanting to find the love she has with her own husband Harry, and she even has celebrities wanting to use her services...

Caitlin is living the perfect life.

Except it's all a perfect lie. And Caitlin doesn't know how long she can keep it up.

Review: I love the fact that this story covers a good old fashioned match maker. This is high end dating, not relying on apps and filtered pictures and Caitlin really does have a genuine gift for that. I like the fact that these dates and Caitlin's business is the background of this novel and it totally hooked me in, I love reading about some good entrepreneurial drive but Caitlin herself has a whole side to her that she is hiding from those she works with. 

This might seen like your typical romcom from the cover but this book has some depth and really is a great social commentary on the parts of ourselves we put out there to friends and colleagues and also the things we use to cope with the pressures of modern society. Caitlin walks us through all of that in this novel and I love the way that she did it. 

Caitlin's life and her career also highlights the importance of looking after our own mental health and checking in on our friends and loved ones to see how they are doing. This book shows us that we can't do everything ourselves no matter how strong we are and that there is no harm in seeking professional or personal help and I am so pleased that we are seeing so much more of that now in commercial fiction. I feel like this book will speak to its readers and hopefully have an impact on them. 

It is so hard to review this book without giving away spoilers but the issues that Catriona Innes covers in this novel are important and they are dealt with here in a sensitive way whilst being an integral part of an engaging and relatable storyline. 

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