by Jane Fallon
"Foursome" is the brilliantly witty novel from Jane Fallon, bestselling author of "Getting Rid of Matthew".
Rebecca, Daniel, Alex and Isabel have been best friends since university.
Rebecca married Daniel, Alex married Isabel and, for twenty years, they have been inseparable.
But all that is about to change...When Alex walks out on Isabel, Rebecca thinks things can't get any worse.
But then she finds out the reason why and she's left harbouring a secret she'd rather forget...And there's more upheaval to come in Rebecca's life as her emaciated, neurotic, self-obsessed colleague, Lorna - her arch nemesis at work - suddenly becomes a regular feature in her social life.
Rebecca's once-happy foursome is now a distant memory and with hearts broken and friendships fractured, it seems that change is never a good thing. Or is it? "Foursome" is the sharp and hilariously funny novel from Jane Fallon, the bestselling author of R&J selection "Getting Rid of Matthew".
Praise for Jane Fallon: "Intelligent, edgy and witty". ("Glamour"). "A brilliant and original tale". ("Sun"). "Chick lit with an edge". ("Guardian"). Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as "This Life", "Teachers" and "20 Things to Do before You're 30".
Her novels are "Getting Rid of Matthew", "Foursome", "Got You Back" and "The Ugly Sister".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/03/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141034416
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Review by triscuit
Not quite believable story of two couples who are inseparable until one of the couples separates. Funny at times and well-enough written, but mostly lacklustre.
Review by jolzyn
This book tells the story of Rebecca, Dan, Alex and Isabel, who have been friends for a long time until one day, Alex decided to leave Isabel for no reason. And to make things worse, Alex confessed to Rebecca that he loves her all this while and want her to leave her marriage to Dan behind and be with him. When Rebecca refused him, he hooked up with Lorna, Rebecca's colleague who have been desperately looking for her Mr Right. This have make Rebecca's life difficult when she tried to juggle her relationship with both Isabel and Lorna. I find Alex rather pathetic and is a villain for i care. He is just so selfish and as i m reading the book, my hate for the character grew to the extent that i am happy to see him being confronted at the end. As for Isabel, i would like to see her more decisive in her decision and not relying on Rebecca's opinion. Her marriage afterall is between both she and Alex. The story plot is rather dramatic but it was very well written. This is definitely one of the very good book that i read thus far ;)
Review by tvordj
I really liked this book a lot. Chicklit... check... British author and setting... check...bitchy and funny...check...Alex has left his wife Isabel. They've been best friends since university with Dan and Rebecca. Their families have grown together. Isabel was shocked when Alex left but Alex told Rebecca a secret and she's had to keep it from everyone and it's a secret that could change everything and hurt people.Rebecca works for a talent agency. The bane of her existence is her coworker Lorna who is classic passive agressive, highly annoying and ends up dating Alex and spending time with Rebecca and Dan off-hours because of Dan and Alex's friendship.Things escalate, secrets of course, come out, relationships and friendships develop and split apart, lies are told and are found out. The characters are mostly all well drawn, the dialogue is great, and I found myself zipping through the book in two sittings, unable to put it down!