The Cows (Don't follow the herd) by Dawn O'Porter
Book Details and my honest thoughts on this book:
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: April 6, 2017
Print Length: 464 pages
Links: Amazon UK / Goodreads
Women don’t have to fall into a stereotype.
Tara, Cam and Stella are strangers living their own lives as best they can – though when society’s screaming you should live life one way, it can be hard to like what you see in the mirror.
When an extraordinary event ties invisible bonds of friendship between them, one woman’s catastrophe becomes another’s inspiration, and a life lesson to all.
Sometimes it’s ok not to follow the herd.
What a powerhouse of a story! There were so many emotions swirling in my head after reading this book, on my hand, I loved the fast paced and bold plotline, and on the other hand, I am a little bit frustrated about the way the characters were treating themselves and others. Can Tara, Cam and Stella actually go over the top with their opinion, actions and insecurities?
Tara is a fabulous woman, mother and a reliable friend but with one action she sees her life spiralling out of control? I adored Tara's family, especially her daughter and to tell you the truth I wanted to shake Tara by her shoulders and tell her there were bound to be dire consequences for the actions she has taken on the night of her date with Jason.
Cam was another fantastic, very independent and fearlessly opinionated individual ( and lifestyle blogger) who just did not like to be stereotyped and would go out of her way to prove her worth to anyone ( especially her mother). But did she took it a step too far? Cam had a great voice in the social media platforms, and she was determined to keep herself at number one.
Although I understand where all the heartbreak and angst were coming from Stella seemed to lose her own identity and was a character I loved to hate. Obsessed with her deceased twin sister and hunkered down by a terrible disease that could potentially killer her. Stella seems to hate her life and is happy to push everyone away by action that surely would guarantee her place at a psychiatric ward. Reading Stella story felt like watching someone trying to jump out of a fast approaching train.
All three women are linked together by the consequence of their actions, and they have a choice to fight or fly.
The Cows is a brilliant and bold story that is clever, thought-provoking, attention-grabbing and timeless.
So, it is no wonder it has been called the hottest new realise of 2017.
Happy Reading! xo
A huge thank you to HarperCollins UK/HarperFIction for approving my request in exchange for a fair review.
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