The Flatshare, by Beth O’Leary
Published by Quercus, 10th April 2019
Genres: Contemporary fiction, romance, chick lit
Format: Kindle ebook
Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…
How is that possible, you ask? Well, Tiffy needs a new flat, but she can’t afford anywhere nice. Leon, who works nights, needs some extra cash. This seems like a perfect arrangement for both of them. Tiffy has the flat whilst Leon is at work during the evenings and nights, and Leon has the flat during the day whilst Tiffy is at work. What could go wrong!?
I really loved this book and I raced through it. I absolutely love any book that is written in an epistolary style (a novel written as a series of documents), even a little bit! I loved the fact that, although Tiffy and Leon have never met, they communicate via notes, which the reader is presented with within the text. It was so great to watch them get to know each other through these little notes and messages.
The story is really cute, with lots of funny moments, and really well written. There is also some serious stuff; trigger warning if you are affected by any discussions of emotional abuse and abusive relationships.
I can’t wait to read more of Beth’s work!
My rating: 5/5