What Next? by Shari Low – Blog Tour

Thank to Shari Low, Boldwood Books and Netgalley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.

Synopsis

Two weeks, four friends and one big bucket list of secrets to unravel…

Val Murray and her best friend, Josie had been planning a ‘Thelma and Louise’ bucket list style holiday.
Now Josie is gone, and Val needs to make the trip before it’s too late.
But Val doesn’t want to do it alone, so she enlists the help of her nieces, Carly and Carole, and their best pal, Jess, who jump at the chance to join Val on a trip of a lifetime.
What Val doesn’t realise is that Carly, Carole and Jess are all at turning points in their own lives, nursing crushing secrets, lies and betrayals.
Somewhere between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York they all hit a crossroads and have to decide if they want to return to the lives they left behind or let Josie’s last wishes take them on a brand new adventure.

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My Thoughts

I love Shari’s books and I really enjoyed the previous two books in this series: What if? And What Now? So I was over the moon to find out there was a third coming.  These books do work better if read in order as it helps you get a real sense of the characters’ backgrounds and how strong they are as a group of friends however, this also works as a stand alone quite well as enough is explained to make the book really enjoyable.  But, why wouldn’t you want to devour this whole, wonderful series?

So Carly is finally moving to LA to live with her husband Sam when Aunt Val decides to tag along to complete her bucket list that she wrote with her late friend.  Best friend and sister-in-law Carol tags along too and Jessie already lives over there so it’s shenanigans galore.  But, something is off with all 4 women.  Can they help each other to figure out what is wrong and overcome it?

I adore these women.  I want to be part of their group.  I love each and every one of them and they steal my heart every single time I come across them.  I could read about them all day long and never tire of their antics, heartaches and adventures.  I love how the women each tell their own stories though multi-narration and that we really get a feel for their thoughts as well as their actions but also see how it looks to the other girls.  

Val is an absolute national treasure.  She has such a heart of gold and is very spirited but her chapters are heart-breaking and show a different side to her.  She is hilarious on Rodeo Drive and I loved her in Vegas.  I wanted to give her such a high five.

Carly is still as crazy as ever and so down to Earth.  She is such a witty character and I love her relationship with Sam.  I cannot stop giggling at rainbow pants.  But. Will she settle into her new life in LA?

Jessie is broken hearted and not her usual feisty self.  I couldn’t wait to get to the bottom of this one and find out what was actually going on.

Carol was the one I felt most sorry for.  Everyone else was having a rough time too however they knew why.  Carol didn’t, and couldn’t, understand her feelings or where they were coming from and as she had them, she also then experienced so much guilt around them.   

This book is an emotional rollercoaster and will take you on such a journey of friendship, love, laughter and tears.  It’s sad in places but also uplifting and celebrates so much about life.  It’s full of awesome, relatable characters.

I cannot recommend this enough.      

Author Bio – Shari Low

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 25 novels, including One Day In Summer and My One Month Marriage and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow.

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