The Flatshare

by Beth O'Leary
The Flatshare
by Beth O'Leary

It's expensive to live in London but Leon and Tiffy may have found the perfect solution.

He works nightshifts at a hospice - the money is better - and she has a regular 9-5 as an editor of craft books, so they share a one-bedroom flat. They agree to stick to a few rules, including which side of the bed to sleep on, and will never meet.

It's surprising how much you can tell about someone by the clothes in the wardrobe and the washing up left in the sink. 

Little by little Leon and Tiffy become more familiar with each other, leaving friendly and cheeky messages on sticky notes posted on the furniture.

But life is complicated and just as this 'relationship' begins to blossom, there are the threats of a possessive ex-boyfriend, demanding clients at work, oh, and a wrongly-imprisoned brother.

It's a fabulous book. Full of fun and charm. Tiffy is a lovely character - a quirky dresser with a wry sense of humour, bubbling with a joy for life even when everything seems to have taken a turn for the worst, and I thought her publishing job was great.

There's a feel of Bridget Jones or Jojo Moyes' 'Me Before You', and I loved it!

Review date: January 2019