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Saving Grace - Jane Green Book Review

Following my recent book haul post, here, I've been really been moving my way thought my stack of 'to read' books. After finishing The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, I needed an easy read. If you're a fan of David Mitchell - the writer of Cloud Atlas, you'll understand me when I say, his books are anything but relaxing. I picked up Saving Grace by Jane Green, frankly because of the gorgeous cover. Now I know that's bad, never judge a book by it's cover and all that, but It did make a good Instagram photo.

Anyway, rambling aside, I devoured Jane Green's Saving Grace in under a week. This delicious chick-lit novel, is a real page turner and I just couldn't put it down. Now I'm not a fan of spoilers, so I'll give you a brief outline of the story. 

Grace is a middle-aged, woman of the world  and seems to have it all, a perfect life, handsome successful husband and the fame that comes along with her marriage. Her life is a really fairy tale story on the surface, she's a chef, and spends her time supporting a local woman's home. Enter Beth, a plain looking personal assistant - promising to make their lives easier in every aspect. Beth appears to be a gift sent from heaven, organizing closets, paying bills, cleaning and even walking their dogs, As Beth's slowly infiltrates their lives, Grace's womanly instincts tell her that all is not as it seems. With growing suspicion of Beth, Grace's past also begins to surface, and she begins to loose grip on her perfect life. 

Saving Grace is a beautiful exploration of mental health and the ever baffling health service and it's dark side. I found myself wrapped up in Grace's despair as her world falls a part, longing for Grace to snap out of it, I was hanging on every word. As the novel unfolds Grace's past offers her a lifeline, which made me consider everything that I hold dear.

If you're looking for a good beach holiday read, look no further. Saving Grace is my no.1 Summer 2015 read! 

Have you read Saving Grace? 
Let me know what you're reading this summer!