Monday, June 6

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Messy Lives of Book People

Imprint: Harlequin Audio

Narrated by: Katey Sobey

9 hours and 50 min

On Sale: 05/31/2022


To review

Liv works as a cleaner, one of her clients is a famous writer. One that she has been reading for 30 years and loves. Liv is 40+, has two kids and her youngest is going to uni. Her life stands still in a way, her home life stands still, and she wonder if this is all she wants.

I liked her, she was normal, she was real.

And then the story takes a turn as Essie, the author dies, and tells Liv to finish her book. So Liv tries to write a book, and finds herself while doing it.

There is also a bit of a mystery. Liv wants the main character to find true love, and she starts to investigate who Essie truly loved.

I enjoyed this one. It had a lot to offer, a little bit of everything. 

Good narration. I was there with everyone. Good voices and distinction. It flowed well.

Listen to a sample

Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabestselling author Essie Starling, a mysterious and intimidating recluse. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship.

But when Essie dies suddenly, a devastated Liv is astonished to learn of her last wish: for Liv to complete Essie's final novel. But to do so Liv will have to step into Essie’s shoes, and as Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women—one that will change Liv’s own story forever…


Carole Rae said...

This sounds so good.

Blodeuedd said...

Commenting on my phone seems to work