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For a younger modelBest friends don't tell lies They don't take up residence on your couch for weeks They don't call lawyers They don't m. As soon as I spotted Tamar Cohen s new book on Netgalley I knew I wanted to read it Tamar is a very popular author who writes Chick Lit Noir I think that s what they re calling it these days but her books could also probably land in the psychological thriller category I think I haven t read any of her books though I have her first two novels on my shelf if I ever get the time to go back and read them hopefully so and I decided that starting with her newest novel The Broken The synopsis offers what sounds like a fascinating tricksy read so I couldn t wait to dive in Coming off the back of reading Cally Taylor s new novel The Accident I was perhaps expecting a bit too much for this novel and I felt very let downI was really looking forward to reading The Broken So much It hooked me uite well from the beginning with with the exception of a strange entry from a girl named Lucie a young girl which I have to be honest made absolutely ZERO sense to the novel until the very end and every time we were interrupted by an entry from Lucie it just sort of felt off kilter because it didn t make sense If you re going to include stuff like that it needs to make sense as to why it s there and it was explained way too late but on that later Dan announces to his friend Josh that he s leaving his wife Sasha All normal stuff stuff that happens in life But Josh and Hannah are best friends with Dan and Sasha and so the break up makes their life way awkward than they would like they ve got Dan kipping on their couch and Sasha popping round constantly and neither wants to give the other an inch and neither Hannah nor Josh want to pick sides but soon the fight turns nasty and Hannah and Josh may be forced to choose sides if only for their own sanityWhile the initial premise for The Broken is interesting I just didn t think it worked because what s the one thing people tell you when a couple break up Whether you like it or not you will have to choose sides and Josh and Hannah made the fatal FATAL mistake of trying to stay friends with both Sasha and Dan And so the entire novel is like one big game of Dan and Sasha trying to get their friends to choose sides Dan s constantly whinging and moaning and crying even though it s all his fault it all happened and Sasha is having one big meltdown swinging from happy to sad in the blink of an eye like a Jekyll and Hyde character The negativity in the novel is immense and makes the novel so difficult to read when on every page there s Dan or Sasha whinging about the other person effing and blinding and making accusations left right and centre and Hannah and Josh are fighting because Hannah s sticking up for Sasha and Josh is sticking up for Dan and it was just so messy As the reader I felt like I was being screamed at from all corners and I didn t like it I wish they had just picked bloody sides I felt on edge whenever I was reading because I didn t know what spitefulness I was going to have to hear next It was way too much too much hate too much vitriol And I just simply didn t like it I wanted to block my ears and sing La la la at the top of my voice until it was all overThe Broken just muddled along the entire novel with things becoming increasingly erratic as Sasha just unravelled But do you know what annoyed me most of all The very last chapter The last chapter was immense the best chapter I read in the entire book and it turned the entire novel in its head So my uestion is Why the heck did it take until the final chapter for that truth to come out It was completely out of left field It was clever don t get me wrong but I was just sat there saying What because it just didn t ring true for the rest of the novel It felt like a sad excuse to try and confuse the reader which it did If Tamar Cohen had managed to intigrate that into the novel it would have been so much better instead we had to listen to four grown adults argue like children during every single page of the novel and it was physically exhausting I wanted to love the book but it rather took after it s title and it just felt broken It was a good tale of what NOT to do during a break up sure but it was tiring to read I am super disappointed but this novel just didn t work for me on any level except for that very last chapter and that just gave the novel an entirely different spin Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, younger modelBest friends don't tell lies They don't take up residence on Her Husbands Christmas Bargain your couch for weeks They don't call lawyers They don't m. As soon as I spotted Tamar Cohen s new book on Netgalley I knew I wanted to read it Tamar is a very popular author who writes Chick Lit Noir I think that s what they re calling it these days but her books could also probably land in the psychological thriller category I think I haven t read any of her books though I have her first two novels on my shelf if I ever get the time to go back and read them hopefully so and I decided that starting with her newest novel The Broken The synopsis offers what sounds like a fascinating tricksy read so I couldn t wait to dive in Coming off the back of reading Cally Taylor s new novel The Accident I was perhaps expecting a bit too much for this novel and I felt very let downI was really looking forward to reading The Broken So much It hooked me uite well from the beginning with with the exception of a strange entry from a girl named Lucie a The Geography of Witchcraft young girl which I have to be honest made absolutely ZERO sense to the novel until the very end and every time we were interrupted by an entry from Lucie it just sort of felt off kilter because it didn t make sense If Hold On To Me you re going to include stuff like that it needs to make sense as to why it s there and it was explained way too late but on that later Dan announces to his friend Josh that he s leaving his wife Sasha All normal stuff stuff that happens in life But Josh and Hannah are best friends with Dan and Sasha and so the break up makes their life way awkward than they would like they ve got Dan kipping on their couch and Sasha popping round constantly and neither wants to give the other an inch and neither Hannah nor Josh want to pick sides but soon the fight turns nasty and Hannah and Josh may be forced to choose sides if only for their own sanityWhile the initial premise for The Broken is interesting I just didn t think it worked because what s the one thing people tell Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you when a couple break up Whether Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you like it or not If Wishes Were...Daddies you know what annoyed me most of all The very last chapter The last chapter was immense the best chapter I read in the entire book and it turned the entire novel in its head So my uestion is Why the heck did it take until the final chapter for that truth to come out It was completely out of left field It was clever don t get me wrong but I was just sat there saying What because it just didn t ring true for the rest of the novel It felt like a sad excuse to try and confuse the reader which it did If Tamar Cohen had managed to intigrate that into the novel it would have been so much better instead we had to listen to four grown adults argue like children during every single page of the novel and it was physically exhausting I wanted to love the book but it rather took after it s title and it just felt broken It was a good tale of what NOT to do during a break up sure but it was tiring to read I am super disappointed but this novel just didn t work for me on any level except for that very last chapter and that just gave the novel an entirely different spin

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The Broken

Best friends tell you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girl's schooling How one of them is leaving the other. After reading Dying for Christmas and loving it I was so pleased when I won a paperback copy of The Broken from the author via THE book Club last month The Broken is a great psychological thriller about marriage and friendship and what happens when things start to go wrong One couple are separating while the other couple feel torn between their two best friends This isn t just a book about four friends disagreeing and arguing This is surprisingly dark and sinister in placesThe characters feel very real and I really did feel I was in amongst all the turmoil This story covers the extremes humans will go to when heartbroken angry desperate and paranoid It also covers the impact childhood experiences have on a person as an adult A lot of emotions and experiences are covered in this story and the fact that there are young children involved as well makes it uite an intense readThere are some very unlikeable characters in this with others that may attract your sympathy While the main characters struggle to work out who they can trust where will your loyalties lie How far would you go to help a friendI had some uite strong negative feelings about a young girl in the story I feel slightly guilty for having such negative feelings towards her as clearly she was a victim in the situation but I couldn t help how I felt about her I found her uite scary and didn t trust her alone with another child Perhaps I ve just watched too many horror films with creepy children inHaving discussed this with other readers and the author as part our Book of the Month discussion on THE Book Club I found it very interesting how some people shared the same views as me about particular characters while others experienced it from almost completely the opposite view point It has made me realise uite how subjective a book is despite whatever the author s intention is Discussing it with others has also made me realise how my own childhood memories and friendships helped shape my opinion of some characters and make perhaps unfair judgements of other characters on occasions throughout the bookI loved the use of the word Fiddlesticks as I m not sure I ve ever read it in a book before My Mum used to use that word when I was very little so it felt very nostalgic and jumped out of the page at me I love the author s writing style and the way she has me second guessing myself as I don t trust where she s going to take me next I found this very hard to put down I can t wait to read by Tammy Cohen now Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girl's schooling How one of them is leaving the other. After reading Dying for Christmas and loving it I was so pleased when I won a paperback copy of The Broken from the author via THE book Club last month The Broken is a great psychological thriller about marriage and friendship and what happens when things start to go wrong One couple are separating while the other couple feel torn between their two best friends This isn t just a book about four friends disagreeing and arguing This is surprisingly dark and sinister in placesThe characters feel very real and I really did feel I was in amongst all the turmoil This story covers the extremes humans will go to when heartbroken angry desperate and paranoid It also covers the impact childhood experiences have on a person as an adult A lot of emotions and experiences are covered in this story and the fact that there are The Geography of Witchcraft young children involved as well makes it uite an intense readThere are some very unlikeable characters in this with others that may attract Hold On To Me your sympathy While the main characters struggle to work out who they can trust where will Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law your loyalties lie How far would Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you go to help a friendI had some uite strong negative feelings about a

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Ake you choose sidesBest friends don't keep secrets about their past They don't put you in dangerBest friends don't always stay best frien. wishing i just DNF ed this in the beginning and didn t suffer for nothing This is an exact example of books I don t like married couples drama annoying characters that think they have the right to act the way they act towards others things mentioned and then never resolved All in all I don t like domestic booksThe writing was okay however the plot was something I didn t enjoy Almost the whole book was fighting between the couple that s going to separate and then the friends fought because of the accusations the first couple was throwing at each otherJosh and Hannah are in a very bad situation their friends are having some marital problems and they are caught between two fires I understand that Sasha is emotional but her behavior is wrong Either way that shouldn t stop Josh and Hannah to tell her to back off with some things that involve their daughter The fight between their friends is also affecting their relationship because you have to be on someone s sideDan thinks that all is going to go smooth the way he s planning and honestly he s not taking the situation he made too serious I guess Sasha took all the seriousness and then added drama on it making it a great tragedy She s also very needy and manipulative not giving Hannah any time to do anything else than spend time with her was bothering me so much September is a little manipulator and poor Lili is trapped in a friendship with her From all the characters I feel bad the most for Lili she s the most helpless of them all The thing about her being too uiet was mentioned like it was going to have some impact on the story but it was only mentioned and moved onThe end was anticlimactic I expected something after all that drama but I was disappointed by how things turned out The chapters of Lucie didn t feel like part of the story and honestly didn t add much to it Maybe it would ve been better if we had known about her sooner not in the very last chapter Perhaps then it would ve been a surprise but I already figured that part earlier so Devoted to Drew you choose sidesBest friends don't keep secrets about their past They don't put Marriage by Deception you have to be on someone s sideDan thinks that all is going to go smooth the way he s planning and honestly he s not taking the situation he made too serious I guess Sasha took all the seriousness and then added drama on it making it a great tragedy She s also very needy and manipulative not giving Hannah any time to do anything else than spend time with her was bothering me so much September is a little manipulator and poor Lili is trapped in a friendship with her From all the characters I feel bad the most for Lili she s the most helpless of them all The thing about her being too uiet was mentioned like it was going to have some impact on the story but it was only mentioned and moved onThe end was anticlimactic I expected something after all that drama but I was disappointed by how things turned out The chapters of Lucie didn t feel like part of the story and honestly didn t add much to it Maybe it would ve been better if we had known about her sooner not in the very last chapter Perhaps then it would ve been a surprise but I already figured that part earlier so


10 thoughts on “The Broken

  1. says:

    Fan freaking tastic I've loved all of Tamar Cohen's books who now writes as Tammy Cohen with loads of great books under her belt Here is her other author page for you to check out her other great books With The Broken she yet again pulls off a sensation of a novel I could not put this book down from the first l

  2. says:

    The Broken by Tamar Cohen audio book 35 stars rounded upJosh and Hannah live a uiet unexceptional life in suburban London with their four year old daughter Lily Josh is a teacher and Hannah a self employed journalist Their good friends Dan and Sasha live near by and also have a four year old daughter September The two families have a long sta

  3. says:

    After reading Dying for Christmas and loving it I was so pleased when I won a paperback copy of The Broken from the author via THE book Club last month The Broken is a great psychological thriller about marriage and friendship and

  4. says:

    I wanted to enjoy this one than I did Honestly I tried really hard but I could not bring myself to give it than three starsOkay let me make things clear I was expecting a bit of a thriller than I was given It is my mistake which left me disappointed Nevertheless the story was still nowhere near what I expected even when I shifted my perspective to take into account my faulty thinkingThe story follows the breakdown of a

  5. says:

    As soon as I spotted Tamar Cohen’s new book on Netgalley I knew I wanted to read it Tamar is a very popular author who writes Chick Lit Noir

  6. says:

    This is Tamar Cohen’s first foray into the world of psychological suspense with the story of two couples who became friends since they met when their daughters were newborns They were ideal best friends with Dan Josh watching football together while Hannah and Sasha went to art galleries book clubs and shopping So with weekends

  7. says:

    Firstly thank you to the publisher and author for the copy via Netgalley Much appreciatedThe Broken is a psychological thriller that had me feeling uncomfortable at the best of times Two couples supposedly best friends the girls swapp

  8. says:

    Publication Date 22nd May 2014 from DoubledayTransworldThank you to the author and publisher for the review copyBest friends tell you everything

  9. says:

    wishing i just DNF ed this in the beginning and didn't suffer for nothing This is an exact example of books I don’t like married couples drama annoying characters that think they have the right to act the way they act towards others things mentioned and then never resolved All in all I don’t like domestic booksThe writing was o

  10. says:

    All I can say is that I'm so glad that book is done It took me forever to read and I didn't really like it at all All four of the main characters are so awful that the only 'psychological thrills' that one could ever wish upon any of them is to have their one dimensional heads smashed together until they grow up Dan is a self obsessed non entity Josh a moron Hannah a doormat crippled by neuroses and Sasha a narcissistic drama ueenI was w

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