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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  93 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Drama, mystery, romance: a family with secrets...

Adrienne is the love of his life. Nick is the love of her life. Six days after meeting her, Nick leaves home. He has no choice; they can’t live without each other.

Nick’s wife Ria and eldest daughter Cat find various ways of working out their anger and resentment, while fifteen year old Tara is caught in the middle. And the
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Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published January 8th 2012 by CraniumX (8 Jan 2012)
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Susan Buchanan
I found this book very different to I expected, but in a good way. For some reason I had it in my mind that it was an out and out thriller. It isn't exactly. More it is a tale of a dysfunctional family and how each element of the family copes with the crisis that has presented itself. I liked the voice used and each character I could envisage in my head quite easily. I could imagine them speaking the words they spoke, crying the tears they did, throwing wobblers, etc. I particularly sympathised ...more
Alison
I have to say that the Kindle is proving an excellent platform for discovering new authors. Having picked up You Wish by Terry Tyler as a freebie and loved it, I was keen to discover more by this author, and this book was an interesting one.

Nick and Ria are your average couple - married forever with two teenage daughters, they muddle along ok - until Nick announces he's met the love of his life and moves out. The family are plunged into chaos, with Ria and older daughter Cat venting their anger
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Nicki
I downloaded this one quite some time ago when it was going as a kindle freebie. Glad I did! Story was really good and I found I could not put it down as I kept wanting to know what would happen next.
All the characters are really good, although I didn't really warm to Ria. For me, Sharon was the best character. I really found her wine and Facebook Fridays relatable. I saw in the promos for this there was a stalker. I must be thick, because it didn't actually occur to me where that one was going
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Julia
I got drawn into this one. It starts with a family situation that touches a nerve for me personally, but as I read on I got more and more interested in the characters, and found I could identify with many aspects of all of them. This is a writer who understands women of all ages and circumstances and, as far as I can understand from a woman's point of view, has a good handle on all sorts of men also. I liked the two entirely different story threads, as I knew they would come together in the end ...more
Andy
It can’t be easy writing a book where the storyline moves from one perspective to another, but in this book it has really come off. You know it will all come together in the end, but it isn’t immediately obvious. And for me this really makes the book. Well developed characters and places I guess the author knows well. Another book I’m glad I listened to a recommendation for, and look forward to reading more by the same author.
Rebecca
I found Terry on Twitter and wasted no time downloading this to my Kindle. I am so glad I did!
If you like novels that are packed with well thought loveable characters, the ability to make you laugh and cry, great description and plenty of twists, then this is the book for you!
I will definitely be reading more from Terry, I'm a huge fan! Definitely recommended!
Sylvia Valevicius
May I offer a 4 plus rating for this book? Author Terry Tyler writes about ordinary people experiencing a variety of issues; her characters go through modern-living situations and relationships that readers can relate to even if they may not initially admit it to themselves.

For me, the events and well-developed characters brought my favourite 'soap' to mind - 'Coronation Street' where I hear the UK regional colloquialisms which Tyler uses in this book. Although in 'Nobody's Fault', Tyler peppers
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Dawn Peers
"An unexpectedly good read"

... don't assume from the title of the review that I was expecting very little from the author, either. I had already gathered from the Twittersphere that Tyler had quite a following, and the reviews of her books on Amazon reaffirm that.

However, I don't usually read this type of fiction (usually opting for fantasy and post-apocalyptic) and, wanting to give another genre a try, thought "why not" ... if so many people like it, they can't really be wrong (though this wasn
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Elizabeth Jasper
'Nobody’s Fault' examines how the lives of a family are blown apart when one partner, completely out of the blue, falls deeply in love with someone new, abandoning his family and stretching family relationships to their limits.
Terry Tyler writes about serious events and emotional turmoil with a deceptively light touch. Well-written, and eminently readable, Nobody’s Fault draws together disparate narrative threads in a climactic conclusion that keeps the reader on the edge of her seat.

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George Angus
From my Amazon Review:

So I downloaded Terry's book a few weeks ago. When I finally had some free time to engage in some "me" time, I turned on my Kindle and tapped into the first page of Nobody's Fault. Kapow! I was immediately thrust into a family conflict that gave me crucial insight into the cast of characters I would be reading about. Opening a book in that fashion is a sure fire way to hook readers and get them to buy into the story. Well, for me it worked. I was drawn in.

And there I was, r
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Rose
This is a lively tale of a dysfunctional family where the father falls in love and leaves his wife and teenage daughters to start a new life. Terry has a conversational style which is deceptively easy to read and makes for an enjoyable re-working of a well-trodden theme. She paints her characters with broad but incisive brushstrokes and I loved the way she showed the different viewpoints and the evolution of the characters over several years. But there was a super twist to the tale as well. Alon ...more
Jenny Twist
When Nick returned from a job interview and announced that he was leaving home, his family was shattered. His wife, Ria, after screaming and shouting for some time, gave up her job, tarted herself up and went looking for another man. His elder daughter, Cat, lost interest in trying to pass her exams and fell in with a very dubious crowd. His younger daughter, Tara, was devastated. She adored her father and couldn’t deal with the battleground her home had become. And Nick? Nick was in love – utte ...more
Karena Marie
ANOTHER STUNNING PLOT!

As with her other books, Terry Tyler’s writing magically hooks you in by the end of the 1st chapter! Nobody’s Fault is filled with intriguing, likeable characters that live life in a realistic way, one that you can definitely relate to. After a few chapters you feel as though she is writing about a good friend of yours, one that you have known for years. You feel the emotions that the characters display and experience. It is due to the clever, unpredictable and multi-dimens
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Mme
Well-paced, gripping and realistic, Nobody's Fault is a kitchen-sink drama with a twist. At the start, I was puzzled by the apparently unrelated stories of Adrienne et al & Sharon and friends, but the story unfolded well & wove together effortlessly.

At the start of the book, I found Adrienne a little bit stereotyped - her apparent ditziness & ideas on life felt a bit hackneyed - but by the end of the story she felt much more like a well-rounded, believable character.

Adrienne's journe
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Eleri
I really enjoyed this. I liked the way it started, loved the way it handled the break up, affect on teenage daughters struck a personal chord, having one and gone through a break up. Loved the characters, some more than others, loved the way they all developed. Enjoyed the two stories but wasn't sure of the connection and had no idea where we were going! In some ways I was disappointed when the story swiftly changed direction, I had so loved the story we were in. But then I thought, fair play, i ...more
Maureen Vincent-Northam
There is much anger and resentment when Nick leaves his wife and two teenage daughters for a woman he met only a few days earlier. But Nick and Adrienne are meant for one another and have to ride out the storms. Gradually, Nick’s younger daughter gets closer to her father’s new partner but then disaster strikes.

The story is told from various characters’ perspectives. Interspersed with these is another character, Sharon, whose separate story we get to hear too – she gets to meet up with three fri
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Susan
Excellent Family Drama ...

Tyler captures the pain and passion of family life absolutely beautifully in this emotionally charged novel. Her characterisation comes naturally and she writes fluently. It brought a tear to my eye more than once. Writing in the first person from the points of view of different characters is a hard thing to pull off but Terry does it spectacularly giving each a distinct voice and set of ideals. No one can imagine the heartache brought on by the break up of a family unt
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Hemmie Martin
When I began reading this novel I found myself moving from chapter to chapter at quite a pace as I wanted to know what was going to happen. The characters were well developed and many were likeable. the author used description of people and place very well, allowing me to immerse myself within the story. I did, however, guess two of the outcomes, which is why I have given the book 4 stars, as I was hoping for a bit more of a twist. Well written and an enjoyable read.
Michelle
A book I would never of considered reading if it hasn't been recommended to me. I can say I really enjoyed it, the characters where brilliant and really drew you in. They made you want to read on to find out what was going to happen to them and you could I tyre how they would look from the description. The twists kept the story moving and you could never tell the direction it was going to head in next. Will definitely be looking for more of his books.
Zee
Yes, this book could probably do with a really good editor before any major publishing house would look at it, but I really enjoyed it. A little gem about relationships, love and the way that every member of a family can be affected by an event. I got quite invested in the characters, and I adored the little side-plot with Sharon and the twist which linked her into the main plot. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Soo
This is the third book I have read from Terry and it made me cry! This is not something that happens to me very often and it means I am totally involved in the story. It becomes real for me and I will, at some point, return to it because it becomes a memory. Five stars is a given but getting onto my 'favourite-books' shelf is a rarity, but well deserved.
Lynz
I wanted a change from my usual Crime, Thriller books, & Downloaded Terry Tyler's other book first & discovered this was her other book, I haven't read the first book yet, that is next....So read this - Its a great read, totally unable to put it down.
I liked :)~
Valerie Poore
I guess you could say I've become a true Terry Tyler fan. This is interesting because hers are the only books I read and enjoy in this genre, but then that's possibly because hers is a genre all of its own. It is contemporary fiction with a strong focus on the contemporary. I would say it is very much 'reality fiction'. Nobody's Fault is almost starkly real - it is about the pain, the intensity and the complications of real life in what is ostensibly a very normal setting. It is also about great ...more
Jack
I've read a few things by Terry Tyler now (all very good), but this novel is by far my favourite.

It's just completely enthralling. The premise, father finds new love and 'abandons' family, is handled beautifully, with the story shown from multiple viewpoints. The characters obviously interpret this event differently, but all the reactions are fascinating and, importantly, evocative of real life; this is a believable story which does not fail to entertain.

Being a fan of YA, I loved how the teenag
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J.W. Stephens
Nobody's Fault was very well written and the author uses descriptions and dialogue with expertise and care. The story itself was told well and the loose ends tied together nicely in the end. The author wove multiple points of view from different perspectives about the same incidents and gave us a clear picture of what each character felt and saw and why.

Despite all that, I still came away from Nobody's Fault feeling sad and more than a little ticked off. The title is wrong... it was clearly the
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Stella Maddox
** Spoiler Alert** Don't read my review if you don't want to know the ending. My overall impression is in the last paragraph.

I wanted to love this book. Really wanted to. It is the first indie book I’ve ever purchased because the author interested me with her Twitter feed.

I rate the first half five stars. The emotions ran high and she struck a balance between Ria, Cat, Tara, Nick, Adrienne, and Caroline that drew me into their lives. I related to these complex characters and understood their mot
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Carrie Ann Lahain
I normally shy away from domestic dramas, especially when it's that old plot line "middle-aged man dumps family for young cutie." It's been done. And done. And done again. Yet there was something about the descriptions I'd read of Terry Tyler's books that told me she was an author with an edge. That if there was a way to make this type of story new, she might be the one to pull it off. Pull it off, she does. In NOBODY'S FAULT, Terry Tyler takes exciting risks with her narrative that, combined wi ...more
Nicola Smith
Nobody's Fault is the story of Tara, Cat, their mother Ria and father Nick. The story starts out that Nick is leaving them as he has fallen in love with a woman called Adrienne, who is a friend of Nicks sister. Each chapter is told from different points of view and how certain things have affected them and their lives. After the initial separation of Nick and Ria, you are drawn along with each character as they grow and begin to deal with a new life with things different to how they used to be. ...more
Wendy Janes
For Nick and Adrienne it is love at first sight. Within six days of their meeting at his cousin Caroline’s house Nick has left his wife, Ria, and teenage daughters, Cat and Tara, to move in with Adrienne. They have to be together. Ria and her daughters cope with the split in different ways, and Caroline has her own take on the situation. When tragedy strikes everyone casts about for someone to blame.

Sharon is looking for love and friendship on the internet, totally unaware of the role she plays.
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Susan
Jun 27, 2012 Susan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beach readers, chick-lt fans
Shelves: fiction, chick-lit
Nicely developed and - though told from multiple perspectives - each had an authentically Britsh voice, which served to tie each separate voice, and thus the character, to the others. The author has a talent for weaving characters among each other and connecting them artfully at just the right time.

This is a combination of a love story, a story of loss and recovery, plus a bit of a thriller. I am not normally a fan of chick-lit and though in hindsight this novel may fall into that category, the
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