400 pages ~ ★★★★★ ~ Netgalley eARC
The Switch is another multi-perspective book from Beth O’Leary; last year I gave The Flat Share, her debut novel five stars so I had high hopes of this going in.
Leena is working herself flat out in London so when her boss forces her to take two months holiday the first thing she does is visit her Grandmother Eileen in a remote Yorkshire village. Leena quickly realises that both of their lives need a bit of a shake up and suggests they swap lives and homes for the next two months.
I really enjoyed this, I’d been really looking forward to reading this and it didn’t disappoint, I was hooked pretty much from the off. I purposefully went into this not without looking too much into the plot so hadn’t realised it was going to be two family members making ‘the switch’. I will say that the eventual romances were fairly obvious early on but it was still enjoyable to watch them play out.
I’ve not read many contemporary books where one of the lead characters is nearly eighty, nevermind an eighty year old with so much zest for life and relationships, yes Eileen starts internet dating, yes she finds herself with several potential love interests so I think this book really needs to be praised for representing older women.
The Switch is out today on kindle, hardback and audio! Also, if you haven’t checked out The Flat Share its currently in the Amazon Kindle monthly sales for just 99p and I’d highly recommend it. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy this in exchange for an honest review.