The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary | Book Review

'Tiffy and Leon share a bed. Tiffy and Leon have never met.'

With a tag line like that, it's no wonder that The Flatshare has been so hugely popular. Tiffy needs a cheap place to live. Leon works nights and needs cash. The bed share seems like the perfect solution; they never need meet after all, leaving post-it note messages around the flat for each other. But what happens when they stumble upon each other for the first time...?

I absolutely loved this book, there is no other word for it. I instantly liked Tiffy; O'Leary's characterisation is wonderful and the blend of quirky and complex that makes up Tiffy is just brilliant, making for such good reading. Leon took a little more time, I enjoyed the style of his point of view chapters which were more like streams of consciousness, however it look a little bit of getting used to.

There was a difficult theme of gaslighting and manipulation which I admit didn't make for easy reading, however it made me love Tiffy and Leon even more for their developing romance.

The Flatshare is a truly beautiful book, so well deserving of its bestseller status.

Have you read The Flatshare - what did you make of it?

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