The Reunion by Polly Phillips – Blog Tour Review.

About The Book

A chance to reconnect. 
A chance to get revenge . . .

Emily Toller has tried to forget her time at university and the events that led to her suddenly leaving under a cloud. She has done everything she can to forget the shame and the trauma – and the people involved. She has tried to focus on the life she has built with her children and husband, Nick.

But events like that can’t just be forgotten. Not without someone answering for what they’ve done. 

When an invitation arrives to a University reunion, everything clicks into place. Emily has a plan.

Because if you can’t forget – why not get revenge?

A fresh, original and strikingly relatable psychological thriller, perfect for fans of ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL. 

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The prologue in this novel is one of the most intense and gripping I have read for a long time and it was a struggle to put it down. I needed to find out what had led to the situation in which Emily found herself in.

You know very early on that her Cambridge University experience wasn’t a good one and the career she had planned didn’t materialise. You are also aware that she is now in a position where she can make sure that those who ruined her dreams could now suffer. But with the way this book was written, with each chapter going back and forward in time it takes a while for the reader to discover what happened in Cambridge and what she was planning.

I have to say that this novel features some very unlikeable people, mostly the type who believe that their wealth lets them do whatever they want. It also shows how much hurt that attitude causes to those who are less visible and who are forced to feel that they are insignificant. Even Emily, who hasn’t got the wealth, but is friends with those who have, is guilty of doing this. The only character out of all of them who I really liked was Helen, Emily’s sister. I thought she had integrity, a sense of humour and a lot of love to give. 

It is fascinating to read, extremely character driven and I dread to think that the events described could happen. I have a feeling though that there are those who would behave like some in this novel. 

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