City of Friends
By Joanna Trollope, and and, Adjoa Andoh
Four Friends. One City. City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the number one bestselling author, Joanna TrollopeTweet
Only 1 out of our book club group really liked this book and only she and one other would be interested in reading more by this author. Most were very disappointed by the storyline, lack of character definition and lacklustre writing, and most had been expecting much more from this book and this author.
We felt generally speaking that it was a bit of a “nothing” story – middle class affluent women, all with what appear to be very similar careers, experience a setback but triumph over this minor adversity and end up much where they started. The only exception to this was Beth the academic lesbian but the ending to her story left us all perplexed and unsatisfied. Unfortunately we neither liked nor sympathised with any of them and we gave it an average score of 4 out of 10.