Review - One by Jennifer L. Cahill

By Carmen, 1 February 2020
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Year Published: 2018

Genre: Contemporary with a little bit of romance


It's London in the mid-noughties before Facebook, iPhones and ubiquitous wifi.

Zara has just moved to London for her first real job and struggles to find her feet in a big city with no instruction manual. Penelope works night and day in an investment bank with little or no time for love. At twenty-eight she is positively ancient as far as her mother is concerned and the pressure is on for her to settle down as the big 3-0 is looming. Charlie spends night and day with his band who are constantly teetering on the verge of greatness. Richard has relocated to London from his castle in Scotland in search of the one, and Alyx is barely in one place long enough to hold down a relationship let alone think about the future. One? follows the highs and lows of a group of twenty-somethings living in leafy SW4.

About the Author:

I write contemporary fiction and try to capture the essence of a place and time in my books. Above all, my aim is to make you laugh, and hopefully learn a little, as you recognise yourself, your friends and your exes in my books.

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My Take on the Book:

A lot of this book is pretty light – some of the interactions between some of the characters was pretty interesting. Zara seemed to be one of those anxious but also starry-eyed characters.

There was definitely a twist in the novel, though not in the way I thought there would be – it felt as if the ending was left a little bit open. I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

Since this is a debut novel – I think that this author has potential; and am curious to see what she comes out with next.