Worst Idea Ever
Best friends tell each other everything.
Or do they?
Georgia and Lydia are so close they’re practically sisters.
So when Lydia starts an online business that struggles, Georgia wants to help her – but she also understands Lydia’s not the kind to accept a handout.
Setting up a fake Twitter account, Georgia hopes to give her friend some anonymous moral support by posing as a potential customer.
But then Lydia starts confiding in her new internet buddy and Georgia discovers she doesn’t know her quite as well as she thought.
Georgia knows she should reveal herself, but she’s fascinated by this insight into her friend’s true feelings.
Especially when Lydia starts talking about her.
Until Lydia reveals a secret that could not only end their friendship but also blow up Georgia’s marriage.
Georgia’s in too deep.
But what can she save?
Her marriage, her friendship – or just herself?
I have been looking for a book to get me out of my horrible reading slump and Jane Fallon can always be relied upon to provide entertainment and engagement with all her novels.
In Worst Idea Ever we are introduced to Georgia a successful children’s author with a happy marriage and twins who have recently left the nest. Unfortunately Georgia’s best friend Lydia isn’t doing so well, so Georgia comes up with an innovative and well-meant plan to give her friend a very much needed boost.
Of course, the plan backfires and the fallout doesn’t just affect Georgia’s and Lydia’s friendship but everyone who is close to them.
I was completely engaged in this book as I pondered if you ever really know who your friends are and if jealousy can lead to appalling behaviour, even from someone you have known forever. The social media element to the story intrigued me as we never really know who we are connecting with and lies seem to come easier from the comfort of a keyboard. Finally, the plot brilliantly highlights how a small act of deceit, albeit meant with kindness, can lead to massive repercussions.