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The Split by Laura Kay

Genre: Chic Lit
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Quercus Books
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About The Book

Wounded and betrayed, after being dumped by her girlfriend, Ally makes off to her dad’s in Sheffield with the one thing that might soothe the pain and force her ex to speak to her again: Emily’s cat, Malcolm.
Back home and forced into a ‘date’ by their parents, Ally and her first ever beard, Jeremy, come up with a ridiculous plan to win their exes back… to revenge-run a half marathon. Given neither of them can run, they enlist the support of athletic, not to mention beautiful, Jo. But will she have them running for the hills… or will their ridiculous plan pay off…?


My Thoughts

Funny and sarcastic, full of love and friendship, the Split is the book you’ll need on a grey day, believe me. The story is about Ally, she goes to stay with her dad in Sheffield after her girlfriend Emily broke up with her, so she decides that she will take Emily’s cat… Because this is the only way Ally thinks that her ex will talk to her again. But, in Sheffield Ally will reconnect with Jeremy, an old friend who will convince her to make a marathon together to make their exes a little bit jealous. Their friendship will help them to recover from their breakups and see things in a new perspective; and maybe find some new love?
This is a sweet and emotive story, easy to fall in love with the characters and understand Ally’s bitterness. Because in a relationship there are a lot of things that can go wrong, is not something linear and both parts of the couple have their guilt for the break up.
I had some good laughs during this read and I loved that the story is full of LGBT characters, it’s time that we can find good books with all type of characters! Ready for “The Split”?


About The Author

Laura Kay is a writer and editor. She has an MA in American History from the University of Sheffield and now lives in East London with her wife and cats. In 2018 Laura was selected as one of the ten PRH WriteNow mentees.