The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – Our Review
If you loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, this is the book for you. This novel is the feel-good read that we all need in our lives right now.
Tiffy, publisher of DIY books, desperately needs a cheap place to stay after a recent breakup. Leon, a palliative care nurse who works nights, rents a one-bedroom flat and needs cash. The two strangers come to an agreement: Leon occupies the flat while Tiffy is at work during the day and Tiffy has the flat while he is at work and on weekends. So what happens when two people share the same bed but have never met?
The two strangers communicate by post-it notes placed all around the flat and quickly learn a lot about each other. The playful nature of this book is balanced out with hard-hitting topics such as obsessive ex-boyfriends, wrongly imprisoned brothers and the challenge of finding long-lost loves while in palliative care. Beth O’Leary’s character development is exceptional and will have you laughing, crying and wanting more.
Review by Jackie @ Great Escape Books