The Flatshare Book review

Sunday, April 11

By Weronika Ludzik

BEWARE SPOILERS AHEAD

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary is a book about Leon Twomey and Tiffy Moore. Tiffy is an arts and crafts book editor who so badly needs a flat that she moves in with Leon who works nights and needs money but the catch is that there's only one room and bed. So Leon occupies the flat in the day time and Tiffy at night. Perfect solutions right? OH, I should mention that they never met each other.  

This book was so easy to read and I really enjoyed it, all the characters felt real and the plot really outstood my expectations. At first, I wasn't sure how the characters would interact since they never met and how the story would progress, but we soon learn that they start leaving notes Tiffy left long notes as she is a very creative woman and Leon short ones. Tiffy is messy and has so much quirky furniture and Leon is an introvert and doesn't really like change. All is great until Tiffy's ex-boyfriend who emotionally abused her without her even knowing.  He keeps showing up in her life and causes chaos. 

Leon's brother is in jail and Leon thinks he has been wrongly accused but with the help of Tiffy's friend they will be able to help him, on top of that he's trying to find a long lost lover of a patient that he takes care of. 

I'm not going to spoil any more of the book so I will talk about what I liked:

  • I really enjoyed the writing style  
  • The chapters were nice and short 
  • Characters felt like real people 

This book does have some not children friendly scenes and could trigger people who were emotionally abused, but I'd say 14+ is a good age rating for this book. On Goodreads, I gave this book a 5-star rating.     

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