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Looking for Alex by Marian Dillon

MoMo Book Diary is pleased to recommend this well written intriguing drama as a 4* emotional read.

Marian Dillon’s Looking for Alex grabbed me from the first time I read the synopsis and the plot had me hooked, to the point I sat up until the early hours reading to discover what happened next.

The story is about two friends Beth and Alex, their friendship and the dynamics of their relationship. I felt the flitting between present day and flashbacks to 1970s interrupted the flow of the story but the compelling characters held my interest. The author described the locations vividly and cleverly transports the reader through time and place.

I was gripped more by the present day chapters as the flashbacks were much slower paced.

The author sympathetically captures the turmoil of the teenage years and relationships formed in shaping our adult lives.

Great writing by a great author. When I was asked by Marian Dillon to read and review her book I was not aware of her or her books. I am thankful for the opportunity to read this very talented author and  look forward to reading more of Marian Dillon.

 

Synopsis

They were supposed to be best friends… It’s the summer of 1977, Beth and Alex did everything together. Until the day seventeen year old Alex ran away from home. A missing persons report has been filed, but Beth knows that there must be more to Alex’s disappearance. So she follows Alex, to punk-era London, determined to bring her best friend back home.

But the Alex she finds living in a Camden squat isn’t the same Alex. And memories of those weeks in London haunt her to this day; falling for Fitz, her first love; tasting a new kind of freedom, and the fateful day that her parents finally tracked them down and took her away.

Alex knew then that Beth had betrayed her trust, and disappeared once more, severing their friendship for good. And now, years later, it’s time for forgotten secrets to be shared once and for all. Because after all this time, Beth’s never given up on finding Alex…

AUTHOR Marian Dillon
BOOK TITLE Looking for Alex
PUBLISHER Carina
DATE OF PUBLICATION 18 December 2013
FORMAT Kindle
PRINT LENGTH 400 pages
MOMOBOOKDIARY Review also published here: www.amazon.co.uk and www.goodreads.com

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