The Woman Who Stole My Life

The Woman Who Stole My Life

Book - 2014
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International bestselling author Marian Keyes is back with another masterfully told story full of wit and charm. 'Name: Stella Sweeney. Height: average. Recent life events: dramatic.' One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car). But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart. Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad? For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it? Marian's stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one. 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express 'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times 'Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page' Company 'Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud' Stylist 'One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won't fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best' The Daily Express 'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping 'Funny but poignant' Marie Claire 'A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes' Heat 'Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn't disappoint' Closer 'A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit' The Sunday Mirror
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, 2014.
ISBN: 9780718155339
Branch Call Number: FIC Keyes
Characteristics: 533 pages


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Aug 13, 2018

The first half of the novel is really well done; it is interesting, novel and gripping. However, by the end, the plot becomes inconsistent with the set up and there are many lose ends.

Sep 08, 2016

I was disappointed with this book. It started off well and had a very interesting story line about her paralysis and how she communicated by blinking her eyes. But the language was very crude and the sex explicit. I could not finish the book and wont be getting any more of Marian Keyes books out.

Jan 25, 2016

Good book, I was very intrigued by the story. I must read her other novels.

madison382 Jul 25, 2015

I like Marian Keyes, but this is not one of her better books.

Jun 17, 2015

Great book with good characters. Not quite as good as some of her other novels - but still a good read.

May 08, 2015

This is my first, and probably my last, Marian Keyes book. I had no preconceived notions about her work and so began with interest and enthusiasm to read about a woman struck with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This condition left beautician, housewife and mother Stella Sweeney on life support machines able to move nothing but her eyelids. She bonds with her neurologist and slowly recovers, divorces her husband, writes a book, and life goes downhill again. The writing is reminiscent of Sophie Kinsella but without the consistency - probably because this is not fluff stuff but is being handled in a lighter chic-lit fashion. No fault there but just not for me. The book is 530 pages but I got through it to the end in three days, or about eight hours straight reading. Probably a good summer beach read whose sheer bulk will impress any observer.

Leosrme Jan 15, 2015

This is the second book of Marian's that I have read. The first one, a long time ago. I had forgotten how wonderfully she writes. The Woman Who Stole My Life had me laughing and moved alternately. This is a great story and I loved every second of it. I felt quite sad when the book was finished. I am now looking to read some more of her stories.

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