Worst. Idea. Ever. by Jane Fallon

Thanks to Gaby Young at Michael Joseph Books for the invitation to join the blog tour for the latest book by Jane Fallon, Worst. Idea. Ever, and for the gift of a proof copy to read and review.


Best friends tell each other everything.Or do they?

Georgia and Lydia are so close, they’re practically sisters.

So when Lydia starts an online business that struggles, Georgia wants to help her – but Lydia’s not the kind to accept a handout. Setting up a fake Twitter account, Georgia hopes to give her friend some anonymous moral support by posing as a potential customer.

But then Lydia starts confiding in her new internet buddy and Georgia discovers she doesn’t know her quite as well as she thought. Georgia knows she should reveal the truth – especially when Lydia starts talking about her – but she just can’t help herself.

Until Lydia reveals a secret that could not only end their friendship, but also blow-up Georgia’s marriage . . .

Georgia’s in too deep.

But what can she save?

Her marriage, her friendship – or just herself?

My thoughts:

Having read and enjoyed Queen Bee last summer (see review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/07/14/queen-bee-by-jane-fallon/), I was keen to read Jane Fallon’s new book. I’m pleased to say that I wasn’t disappointed.

The story starts with Georgia trying to boost Lydia’s confidence with her new online business venture. Her idea sounds simple – to create a fake identity (Patricia) who praises Lydia’s work, boosts her social media profile and hopefully encourages new followers. What could possibly go wrong?

Unfortunately after a few days the fake Patricia starts to receive confidences from Lydia about Georgia, news that rocks her life and threatens to spoil everything she holds dear.

This is a book I didn’t want to put down, the story flowed so well, as Georgia’s life started to unravel, when she tried to find out more from Lydia whilst pretending to be Patricia.

This is a difficult book to review without giving any spoilers so apologies for being vague about what happens. The characters were believable, there is a huge dog at the centre of the story, and the moral of the story is beware of what you see and believe. I’m pleased to see that this book is already in the Top Ten bestseller chart this weekend.

Author Bio:

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 debut novel “Getting Rid of Matthew’ was published in 2007 and became a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller as have her subsequent books ‘Got You Back’, ‘Foursome’, ‘The Ugly Sister’, ‘Skeletons’, ‘Strictly Between Us’,’My Sweet Revenge’, ‘Faking Friends’ and ‘Tell Me a Secret’

My own worst idea ever – trying to get Daisy to pose with the book

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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