One Perfect Morning by Pamela Crane


I’m a big fan of audiobooks and tend to consume them quickly. It makes performing routine activities such as housework and exercise so much easier as I focus on the story and not the tedious task at hand. I am extremely grateful to Netgalley and HarperCollins Audio UK for bringing this book to my attention, and for allowing me to listen to an advanced copy.

I’m going to start right off by saying this is one of my top reads so far in 2020. The story surrounds three college friends - Mackenzie, Robin and Lily who now twenty years later are living in the same perfect neighbourhood. On the outside, these women have perfect lives. Two of them are presently married with children. However, as the book reveals, not everything is as perfect as it seems. Told from the point of view of all three women, we learn that secrets, disloyalties and deceptions from the past and present are sometimes stronger than the bonds of friendship.

I was highly entertained by this storyline which I categorize as a combination of Women’s Fiction/Thriller. The author has created likeable and relatable characters. The book is a quick read and I couldn’t wait to do a household task so I could listen to more (and I hate housework)! The flow and transition of the book are logical and well presented. The author identifies, with sensitivity, topics of rape, spousal abuse, sexual consent, misogyny, and drug abuse. These topics are not dwelled on and are important to the storyline - I only mention it here as to warn those who are completely intolerant of such subjects. This would be the perfect read for book clubs.

I listened to the audiobook version of the book which was narrated by Sarah Borges who was perfectly cast as an age appropriate woman. I appreciated her strong and articulate voice- one that doesn’t feel as though she was simply reading the book. Her performance enhanced an already amazing book.

Thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins Audio UK for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

20 comments:

  1. Oooooh passion and intrigue, this book sounds like one I won't be able to put down. Plus my favorite genre. Thank you for adding another book to my wishlist!

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    1. That’s great! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  2. It's not the kind of book I'd normally pick up but it does sound like it's been sensitively and compellingly written - great review!

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  3. Murder!
    Hmm, this one is right up my alley. And audio version is a plus. Thanks for the reco!

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  4. I wish I could get into audiobooks. I always put them on then realise an hour later that I haven't been paying attention at all if I'm doing something else. This sounds great, I love when books are written from different perspectives too. Adding this to my TBR x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  5. Likable characters are so important in a story in my opinion. I can recall a couple of books that just had annoying or unlikable MCs and it made it really hard for me to enjoy the book. Great review! Thanks for sharing

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  6. Audiobooks are great when you want to get through a story. One Perfect Morning sounds like a great read with the fact that there is more than what you see on the outside. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  7. Looks to be an interesting read! I would like to check this out.

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  8. This sounds like my kind of book. I'm going to have a search on audible now! I also love listening to audio books and today is house cleaning day so it will definitely help!

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  9. Great review, Jodie. Any story that gets someone to do housework has to be damn engaging! Lol!

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  10. A really enthusiastic review of what sounds like an excellent read. And you're making me reconsider audio books as well!

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    1. Thanks Graham! I love audiobooks when you don’t have to concentrate on what else you’re doing. 😊

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