Whatever Happened to Vicky Hope’s Back Up Man by Laura Kemp
Reviews / 19th February 2017

What the publisher says: Twenty-one and insecure, Vicky Hope comes up with a plan on the eve of travelling the world with her high flying friend, Kat Lloyd: if she isn’t married by the time she’s thirty, she’ll marry her geeky best mate Mikey Murphy. Fast-forward eight-and-a-bit years, Vicky, now Vee wakes up on her thirtieth birthday in Brighton, expecting a proposal of marriage from her arty boyfriend Jez. Instead he tells her their relationship is over and she has no choice but to return to her parents’ home. Devastated and alone in her childhood bedroom, she decides she has nothing to lose and tracks down her two old mates. With shock, she discovers Mikey, now Murphy, is a successful app designer driven by his tragic upbringing. Kat, or Kate, never made it – but she hides a devastating secret, which threatens the happiness of all three. &; What I say: I was looking forward to reading another book by Laura Kemp as I loved Frankie Green. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. I did expect another comedy and while this book didn’t provide the laugh out loud moments of Frankie Green I still found myself chuckling and smiling at times. Vee…

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