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The Message

3.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  55 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Julie Highmore is is known for her witty dialogue and likeable cast of characters - 'She writes wonderfully well. Her style is restrained and supremely confident, pruned of unnecessary detail and sparkling with mordant wit' Wendy Holden - THE MESSAGE promises to be her most enjoyable yet
Paperback, 426 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Headline Review (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jan 13, 2010 Leah rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Boyde has no idea that her perfect life is about to unravel, so when she hears a voice message from her husband Robert to someone named Jon, Jen is perplexed. All soon becomes horribly clear to Jen and she can’t believe her orderly life has unravelled in such a way. Jen’s world is shaken to the core and becomes even more confusing when a face from the past reappears. Jen met Kit Avery on an airbase in Germany and although she thought he was out of her league, they ended up dating for an ...more
Jul 13, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
A really pleasant read, the main character Jen, Middle aged and in a comfortable life accidentally receives a voicemail message from her husband which definitely isn't intended for her. The book swings between the unraveling of her life and memories of her first love when she was a teenager, stationed in Germany with her RAF sergeant father.
I loved this book and whizzed through it over a weekend.
Apr 13, 2014 Ian rated it liked it
This book ebbs and flows. I like the time splits between the late 60's and the 00's, there are some good characters, especially the mum. But overall it takes way too long to get to the first good snog, and then it falls down. Too much filling the pages with the dullness of life. Hmmm
Jo Barton
May 02, 2010 Jo Barton rated it it was amazing
When Jen hears an unexpected voicemail message on her phone from her husband Robert, her whole world falls apart and she is forced to confront a painful truth, and thus she re-evaluates her life.
Told in seemless flashbacks we learn about Jen's teenage years spent on an army base in Germany , where she meets her first love, Kit, who is the son of a high ranking officer.
Years later Jen and Kit meet again, both have had difficult pasts , but will they have a future.
I really enjoyed this book, my fi
Maggie White
Mar 30, 2014 Maggie White rated it liked it
A bit of easy reading. Story of the effects a missent message has on the lives of Jen and Kit. In fact the effects of many mis-sent messages and interpretations. Good story for a quiet weekend.
Mar 10, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deeply compelling and well written.
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Excellent read, gutted it's over.
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