Friday, July 26, 2019
The Flatshare, by Beth O’Leary fit that bill for me. After Tiffy broke up with her boyfriend, she needed to move. Leon needed some extra cash, so he offered his apartment for someone to share. The unusual arrangement involved using the flat during shifts. Since Leon works nights and stays with his girlfriend on weekends, the new flatmate would use the apartment on weekends and on weeknights after Leon leaves for work. Tiffy was ok with this, and Leon’s girlfriend interviewed her and told Leon to go ahead. An unusual aspect of sharing involved the one bed: one person used the left side and the other the right. Given that backdrop as structure, O’Leary lets us fall for all the interesting characters and their adventures. Readers who are looking for light reading are those most likely to enjoy this entertaining novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Flatshare from amazon.com.