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My 4* book review of the novel ‘Swimming Upstream’ by Ruth Mancini

I had been waiting to read this novel for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as I began to read, I knew it would be easy, yet intelligent reading.

We see various adversities unfold within the story, not just for the protagonist but the other characters as well – domestic abuse, mental illness, relationship break ups, death – but although these are dark subjects, the story isn’t dark at all. It tackles these important subjects in a very sensitive way, without overpowering the story, which is essentially about life and moving on, after a break up from her boyfriend, for Lizzy, the main character.

There’s intrigue, romance, friendships and negative people portrayed in this well written novel, which I guess I would put under the ‘contemporary women’s fiction’ bracket. I have been recommending this book already; it’s a well deserved 4* from me! 🙂

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