The Brightest Star in the Sky – Marian Keyes


I’m a keen Marian Keyes fan. I’ve read them all – they’re one of my guilty pleasures. 

While on holiday (here) I read in the paper that she had a new book out, so I popped down to the local Book Store and picked up (what I think might have been their only copy) a copy.

This novel is what I’ve come to expect from Marian Keyes – a humourous look at relationships with something serious thrown in as well.

Here is the blurb from the back …

At 66, Star Street in Dublin, someone is watching over the lives of the people living in its flats. But no one is aware of it – yet . . .

One of them is ready to take the plunge and fall in love; another is torn between two very different lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

Fate is on its way to Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change their lives in the most unexpected of ways.

It’s a quick read, but I didn’t really enjoy it. I liked the fact that there were several ‘leading’ characters, but I didn’t feel particularly sympathetic to any of them. In my opinion it was lacking Keyes usual wit and I feel she is trying too hard to write about ‘serious’ subjects. I’m not sure to whom I would recommend this book – it’s not for people who like light bright and sparkling, but it’s also not for people who like books with a bit of edge.


Filed under Fiction - Light

2 Responses to The Brightest Star in the Sky – Marian Keyes

  1. Oh no! It’s a shame you didn’t like this one. I’m a big Keyes fan as well but I’ve also noticed a downward trend in her books. I’ll really have to debate whether to pick this one up or not : (

    However, I do have a suggestion for you. I think you’d really love a book I wrote called ‘Knickles and Dimes’. It’s a fun chicklit, with laugh-out-loud characters and a great story. I hope you’ll check it out!

    Thanks for the review : )


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