The Girl I Used To Know by Faith Hogan

The Girl I Used To Know

A beautiful, emotive and spell-binding story of two women who find friendship and second chances when they least expect it. Perfect for the fans of Patricia Scanlan.Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn't be more different.Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection. She projects all the accouterments of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husba...

Details The Girl I Used To Know

TitleThe Girl I Used To Know
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherAria Fiction (Head of Zeus)

Reviews The Girl I Used To Know

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    This is based around a four storey Georgian house in a lovely Dublin square.The women I meet very soon become part of my “life” as the author makes them 3D almost immediately and you cannot help but feel connected to all of them.Amanda and Richard King purchase this house but it has a sitting tenant named Tess. They think they can eventually get her to move on. But it’s not the case.Amanda and Richard being owners occupy the top three store...
  • Zoe
    Compelling story that highlights the power of friendship!Full review to follow shortly as part of the blog tour!
  • Suze Lavender
    Amanda and Tess don't like each other very much. They share the same house, but Amanda would love to get rid of Tess, who's an unwelcome tenant she and her husband Richard can't evict. Amanda and Tess have something in common though, they're both lonely. Tess's heart was broken a long time ago and she hasn't been able to let anyone come close ever since. Amanda's marriage is loveless and cold, her so called friends don't really care about her and...
  • Trish at Between My Lines
    Full review coming soon. But in a nutshell it’s an entertaining and lively read about second chances, taking control of your life and the power of friendship.
  • Sally Coles
    Amanda and her husband Richard own a beautiful Georgian town house in Dublin and live on the top 3 floors - the basement is rented out to Tess, who as a sitting tenant they cannot get rid of. The two women have nothing in common, Amanda in her mid forties appears to be a woman with everything - beautiful house, successful husband, two children - but is everything as it seems are her circle truly her friends and does she just go along with everyth...
  • Linn Halton
    Old wounds and new beginnings … A beautiful story of two women living under one roof – albeit Tess is a sitting tenant living in the basement and Amanda is the lady of the rest of this rather splendid, Georgian house. Neither are happy, and both feel locked into lives that leave them feeling lonely and unfulfilled for very different reasons. You will find yourself drawn into their respective lives and hoping that, somehow, they will both find...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    I absolutely loved this engrossing book about two women living in the same house, both at crossroads in their lives.Tess and Amanda both live in the same four storey Georgian house on a lovely Dublin square with a shared gated garden in the middle for all the residents. Amanda and her husband Richard own the house and live in the top three storeys with their two children, and Tess is their (unwanted) sitting tenant in the basement flat.Tess is a ...
  • Karen
    Every so often a book comes along that shocks me with how very much I love it. Faith Hogan's The Girl I Used to Know is one of those books. I was expecting to like it ... otherwise I wouldn't have requested it from NetGalley and Aria in the first place ... but it absolutely stole my heart. More accurately, Tess and Amanda stole my heart.Tess lives in Amanda's basement -- much to the dismay of Amanda and her husband, Richard. She's a cantankerous ...
  • Anita
    Set in present day Dublin, this story is about Amanda, a middle-aged woman who thought she had everything she ever wanted, apart from Tess Cuff, the elderly sitting tenant in her basement who is the bane of her – well not hers, but her husband’s life. Both women realise they have lost their identity somewhere along the line. But how do they change things? Is it too late and is there still a way to live the lives they always dreamed of? Or may...
  • Grace J Reviewerlady
    This is such a perfect novel .. it has everything! Past and present, angst, secrets, lies, failed relationships and the discovery of new friends. I cannot think when I last read a book which swallowed me up, heart and soul.The lives of the two main characters are so very different and yet there are similarities: Tess, a gifted young singer who throws it all away for unrequited love and Amanda, who has it all – until she realises she doesn’t h...