➸ The Playground Free ➮ Author Jane Shemilt – Budi2610.info

The Playground Started off with a Big Little Lies vibe, but then the plot turned boring and clumsy The characters are totally unlikable and I figured out who the evil is from the first 20 pages And not because I put together some amazingly difficult clues, but because it was blatantly obvious Disappointing ending also. AH HA HA HA I KNEW IT points finger and then shakes fist What an interesting web you weave, Shemilt The synopsis definitely says best when it comes to Big Little Lies feels because those are definitely all there These parents are the worst I mean, they don t mean to be but they re so busy dealing with their own issues to really pay attention to their children Then again, what s really right or wrong every one has a different parenting technique I don t even want to blame them too AH HA HA HA I KNEW IT points finger and then shakes fist What an interesting web you weave, Shemilt The synopsis definitely says best when it comes to Big Little Lies feels because those are definitely all there These parents are the worst I mean, they don t mean to be but they re so busy dealing with their own issues to really pay attention to their children Then again, what s really right or wrong every one has a different parenting technique I don t even want to blame them too much even though there are definitely some that I just wanna slap silly.Listen, this is a fun read We get various POVs with occasional breaks between fuller chapters of the kids thoughts I m not quite sure if I liked those I think they either should ve been elaborated on a little bit or just left out altogether They didn t really lend a whole lot to my personal reading experience There are also a few things that didn t seem to make sense like that random raisin you find in a chocolate chip cookie Here s the thing I figured this one out very early on But that s ok I don t mind figuring things out as long as the rest of the ride is still a fun one to be on This one is a bit bumpy at times but phew I think I had love hate relationships with almost all the characters and just needed a bitWith everything going on, some things didn t get fully fleshed out I may have almost liked itif it had been writtenfrom the kids perspectives And while I have a lot of why why why going on in my head by certain things, sometimes it s better to just enjoy the journey A good read for those who like those domestic dramas with a touch of evilness Avid thriller readers may find this easily predictable and not as full as they would otherwise prefer Three families were brought together by a tutoring program for dyslexic children There were 6 children aged 3 to 13 and 3 sets of neglectful parents One child went missing and then a second child went missing Despite the fact that the culprit was obvious from the beginning, this was still an entertaining domestic suspense novel It never veered too far into the territory of women s fiction The characters were self involved twits, but they weren t idiots The pacing of the novel was brisk Three families were brought together by a tutoring program for dyslexic children There were 6 children aged 3 to 13 and 3 sets of neglectful parents One child went missing and then a second child went missing Despite the fact that the culprit was obvious from the beginning, this was still an entertaining domestic suspense novel It never veered too far into the territory of women s fiction The characters were self involved twits, but they weren t idiots The pacing of the novel was brisk The blurb describes the book as Big Little Lies meets Lord of the Flies I disagree The book islike Truly Madly Guilty And forget the Lord of the Flies reference I would readby this author I received a free copy of this book from the publisher Oh what a tangled web of secrets are woven among three couples brought together by their kids, but held together by their actions Until something shocking occurs This is quite a book A character driven novel of suspense that will suck you right in I loved the title for this book, The Playground, because it is the sort of metaphor that worked on many levels And no, it isn t a physical playground the way you would think of it But what sort of playground games do you think might arise in a boo Oh what a tangled web of secrets are woven among three couples brought together by their kids, but held together by their actions Until something shocking occurs This is quite a book A character driven novel of suspense that will suck you right in I loved the title for this book, The Playground, because it is the sort of metaphor that worked on many levels And no, it isn t a physical playground the way you would think of it But what sort of playground games do you think might arise in a book about three couples and their secrets and deception What do kids get up to when left to their own devices Who becomes the alpha Eve is a wealthy stay at home mom to three children though I wouldn t say she is very attentive to her kids They are left to roam the outdoors while she begins tutoring children with dyslexia at her sprawling estate Grace sends her eleven year old son for tutoring, and her daughter comes along as well Of course, as Grace is the employed parent, her husband takes care of the drop offs at Eve s home, leaving plenty of space for her husband and Eve to get to know one another Melissa is an interior designer who also brings her daughter for tutoring at Eve s and is thrilled to learn her daughter is becoming friends with the other girls Afterall, her daughter has always been a bit shy.As the summer progresses, the couples become friends And that is truly when things begin to unravel These were not the most attentive parents They are wrapped up in their friendships and secrets, and the kids are left to their own devices Latchkey kids, they used to call them The alcohol flows, vacations are taken, dinners are had, and eventually an illicit relationship forms Meanwhile, the kids have their own secrets This is one of those grab your popcorn novels, because it is a look into the salacious secrets that hide behind closed doors The characters were complex and the events of the novel were shocking and engaging I wanted to know where it was headed, and I could see an inevitable crash of some kind on the horizon This is tautly wound novel filled with tension that had me on the edge of my seat A twisted domestic suspense novel that you won t want to miss Thank you to TLC Book Tours for my spot on the tour Opinions are my own There s a lot of things I m not sure about in The Playground I m not sure if there s really a plot line for the first half of the book The characters, adults and children both, just go in circles around each other, manipulating and contriving I m not really sure what the title has to do with the book unless it s a metaphor, since the playground built for the youngest child barely makes an appearance I m not sure if I m supposed to like any of the characters since most of them are weak willed There s a lot of things I m not sure about in The Playground I m not sure if there s really a plot line for the first half of the book The characters, adults and children both, just go in circles around each other, manipulating and contriving I m not really sure what the title has to do with the book unless it s a metaphor, since the playground built for the youngest child barely makes an appearance I m not sure if I m supposed to like any of the characters since most of them are weak willed or power hungry, and some just get worse as the story goes on I find Grace the most interesting and complex, which isn t hard, since most of the characters are pretty one dimensional to me throughout most of the book I kept waiting for some of the other characters to becomelikable after tragedy strikes the collective group, but they re so wrapped up in themselves that tragedy strikes a second time, right under their noses and finally wakes them up that bad things are happening It s unfortunate that the book didn t become compelling until the last 100 pages or so, because pretty much the only thing I m sure of is that I probably wouldn t have gotten to that point if I wasn t reviewing it as an ARC A well written disturbing story about horrible people making horrible decisions and the life altering consequences that occur I thank Librarything and Jane Shemilt for the opportunity to read and review this book. Three families lives become increasingly intertwined when they meet during tutoring sessions for their children Throughout the summer and into the fall, the adults becomeandpreoccupied with each other, leaving the kids to amuse themselves But what exactly are the kids up to This was a somewhat dark and twisted story that was the quick read that I needed after a couple of heavier reads I d figured out the mystery early on, but that didn t detract from my enjoyment as I watched the Three families lives become increasingly intertwined when they meet during tutoring sessions for their children Throughout the summer and into the fall, the adults becomeandpreoccupied with each other, leaving the kids to amuse themselves But what exactly are the kids up to This was a somewhat dark and twisted story that was the quick read that I needed after a couple of heavier reads I d figured out the mystery early on, but that didn t detract from my enjoyment as I watched these dysfunctional, self absorbed, rather unlikeable adults spin out of control, leaving the kids to their own devices It was a bit like a car accident you don t want to look, yet you can t look away It was just what I was in the mood for, and it kept me turning the pages to see how it was going to play out If you want some lessons on how to be a bad parent, look no further, LOL Excellent suspense story of what happens when a couple grows apart and become so wrapped up in their separate, secret lives, that their children go missing right under their noses, because neither husband or wife is paying attention to what s really going on Highly recommended, especially for fans of Liane Moriarty. What a wild ride, this is a playground you want to avoid taking your children to You know how you feel when you get off one of those playground merry go rounds A little shook, a little queasy, a little unstable, A little flustered, that s how I felt after reading this book Three couples Meat and form a fast friendship Their children all get along so well and this leads to barbecues, dinners, and even vacations together All three couples are very different, but they are all very damaged and What a wild ride, this is a playground you want to avoid taking your children to You know how you feel when you get off one of those playground merry go rounds A little shook, a little queasy, a little unstable, A little flustered, that s how I felt after reading this book Three couples Meat and form a fast friendship Their children all get along so well and this leads to barbecues, dinners, and even vacations together All three couples are very different, but they are all very damaged and have some major secrets What follows is a story full of deceit and tragedy I would classify this as a dark domestic drama, despicable characters doing questionable things I found myself shaking my head at these characters several times, I could not believe how involved they were in their own lives and how oblivious they were to what was going on with these kids There are several tragedies in this story and I am still a little confused as to the reaction of some of the characters This is one of those books where you don t necessarily like any of the characters, but the story is so compelling you just have to find out what the heck is going on The story jumps between multiple perspectives and I have to admit I found this a little confusing in the beginning There are a lot of characters and I couldn t exactly figure out whose kid belonged to who for the first little bit, but once I did it became a littleclear This book really kind of made me think about people s priorities and made me put myself in these character s shoes Some actions are a littleforgivable than others, I m still a little angry with some of these characters A twisty story with a disturbing ending that still has me reeling This Book was narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden Who I thought did a wonderful job There really is nothing better than having a book set in England read to you in an English accent This book in emojis Big thanks to William Morrow and Harper Audio for my copy of this book Big Little Lies Meets Lord Of The Flies In This Electrifyingly Twisty Follow Up To Jane Shemilt S Breakout Debut The DaughterOver The Course Of A Long, Hot Summer In London, The Lives Of Three Very Different Married Couples Collide When Their Children Join The Same Tutoring Circle, Resulting In Illicit Relationships, Shocking Violence, And Unimaginable FalloutThere S Eve, A Bougie Earth Mother With A Well Stocked Trust Fund She Has Three Little Ones, A Blue Collar Husband And Is Obsessed With Her Instagrammable Recipes And Lifestyle And Melissa, A Successful Interior Designer Whose Casually Cruel Banker Husband Is Careful Not To Leave Visible Bruises She Curates Her Perfectly Thin Body So Closely She Misses Everything Their Teenage Daughter Is Hiding Then There S Grace, A Young Zimbabwean Immigrant, Who Lives In High Rise Housing Project With Her Two Children And Their English Father Martin, An Award Winning But Chronically Broke Novelist She Does Far For Her Family Than She Should Have ToAs The Weeks Go By, The Couples Become Very Close There Are Barbecues, Garden Parties, A Holiday At A Country Villa In Greece Resentments Flare An Affair Begins Unnoticed, The Children Run Wild The Couples Are Busily Watching Each Other, So Distracted And Self Absorbed That They Forget To Watch Their Children No One Sees The Five Children At Their Secret Games Or Realize How Much Their Family Dynamics Are Changing Until Tragedy StrikesThe Story Twists And Then Twists Again While The Three Families Desperately Search For Answers It S Only As They Begin To Unravel The Truth Of What Happened Over The Summer That They Realize Evil Has Crept Quietly Into Their WorldBut Has This Knowledge Come Too Late


About the Author: Jane Shemilt

Jane is a general practitioner who completed a post graduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol university and went on to study for a M.A in Creative writing at Bath Spa She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbitt award and the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for Daughter, her first novel.She and her husband, a Professor of Neurosurgery, have 5 children and live in Bristol, England.


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