‘You Wish’ is Terry Tyler’s debut novel. I had heard a lot about this book and got it free a few months back when there was a promotion on Amazon. As I am always on the lookout for new authors I was really looking forward to reading it.
This story asks us if we control our own destiny or if it is actually determined by fate.
Ruth, am amateur psychic, is married with two children. Her unemployed husband has a breakfast consisting of cannabis each morning. A tragic event from Ruth’s teenage years still haunts her, so much so that she has never been able to confide in anyone about it. Petra is single whilst her friends are all happily in relationships, but she doesn’t think she will ever be able to fall in love. Sarah, who is totally obsessed with her weight dreams of being a “size zero”.
I found this book very hard to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and really liked the writing style and the way the author has cleverly organised her chapters. Each chapter takes you backwards and forwards between characters and the story even goes back to the 1980s during Ruth’s teenage years.
Terry Tyler has covered a number of issues including Facebook stalking, dieting and drug abuse. She has really explored her characters and got into their minds, particularly Petra’s. She thought she had found the one and convinced herself that he was for her. I couldn’t help but feel bad for Petra.
This is an excellent debut novel. Terry has since written three more books, all of which I plan to read. I hope that there are many more to come.
I give this book 5 out of 5.