All The Wrong Places by Joy Fielding

Today I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for All The Wrong Places by Joy Fielding. Thanks to Tracy Fenton for the blog tour invite!

What’s this book about?

You always know who you’re meeting online . . . don’t you?

Four women decide to explore online dating, downloading an app that promises they will swipe their way to love and happiness.

But not everyone is who they seem online. Hidden behind a perfect smile and charming humour, one man appears to be the perfect date. But the night he has planned is unlike any other.

The clock is ticking, and for one woman, this date might just be her last . . .

What did I think?

If ever a book will put you off online dating then this one will! It’s the story of how a dating app affects the lives of 4 women in very different ways. Paige has split up with her boyfriend Noah (well, considering she discovered him in bed with her cousin Heather I’m not surprised!!) and has had to move back home with her widowed mother Joan. Her best friend Chloe is married with children but has discovered that her husband is using dating sites. So with these women all searching for answers about what forms the most important part of a relationship, their connection to the world of online dating is about to prove very dangerous indeed for one of them…

Although we know at the start that something awful is going to happen, the mystery didn’t really develop the way I expected until much nearer the end. I felt it was much more character led than her previous books and explored relationships in an insightful way becoming more about the women themselves than Mr Right Now, the psychopath stalking those looking for love. I especially enjoyed the mother daughter relationship between Paige and Joan exploring the needs of older women and how their children struggle with knowing their parents still need a more physical relationship.

I must admit that I didn’t see the ending coming but for me it was just perfect! I know it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea but I gave a real chuckle of satisfaction at the way things turned out. But it wasn’t all about the twist for me with this one as I really enjoyed the slightly different style of the narrative and became completely invested in the women and their relationship dilemmas. I have read lots of Joy Fielding books and this one is one of my favourites. I throughly enjoyed it!

Meet the author

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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