City of Friends

City of Friends

She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone . . . She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job?

The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new—one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home—she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and through all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits.

Title:City of Friends
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781509823475
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    City of Friends Reviews

  • Esil

    3.5 stars. I used to love Joanna Trollope's books. And then we parted ways. I don't know if her books changed or I changed, but I found myself losing interest in the struggles of her characters who we...

  • Phrynne

    I have been enjoying Joanna Trollope's novels for many years now and this was no exception. She has a talent for creating interesting characters and then putting them together to see what happens. In ...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: ... Stacey went into the sitting room and, as she often did, sat in a second armchair, close to Mum's TV chair, and started talking. Mum glanced at her without particular recognition but with...

  • katy ktp

    A story about four selfish, prickly, quarrelsome, touchy 'friends', none of whom are likeable or show any empathy to their families, or aforementioned friends. The writing is ponderous and frustrating...

  • Ruthie

    First, and last, Trollope. Inane story of 4 high-achieving shallow women. The conflict set up by the author (because books have to have something to resolve, don't they?) is about as troubling as whet...

  • Briar's Reviews

    City of Friends is a lovely story by Joanna Trollope following the interconnecting lives of women.This book focuses on the trials and errors of middle aged women being women. Lost jobs, children to ta...

  • Dale Harcombe

    Two and a half stars.I have been a fan of Joanna Trollope’s book for a long time, so was glad to see a new one appear on the shelves. The story concerns four women who have been friends for a long t...

  • Kara Hansen

    3-stars...Joanna Trollope, an author whom I really enjoy and find her books comforting, quiet and endearing. Unfortunately, this one did not ring true with me...she is a good writer but the plot was j...

  • Bookread2day

    I have read all of Joanna Trollope's early novels. But my favourite books by Joanna Trollope were Friday Nights and Balancing Act, but I'm afraid City Of Friends didn't hold my attention to finish it....

  • FIONA Norris

    Years ago, when I was young, I went through quite a Joanna Trollope phase -although quite what I thought I had in common with middle class angst in country rectories, I'm not sure. But I seem to remem...