The Break

The Break

By Marian Keyes

  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre : Literary
  • FIle Size : 2.03 MB
Score: 4.5
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The Break Marian Keyes' ALL-NEW novel . . .

'Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny' The Times


Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back?

'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.'
'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'

If only.

Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.

He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.

Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .

However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge.

For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . .

The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

'Just brilliant' Sunday Times

'Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail

'Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!' Heat

'Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself' Metro

'Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction' Sunday Mirror

'A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form' Woman & Home

'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express


  • The Break

    By Truly123456789
    It was ok.
  • Great read.

    By AC500
    Enjoyed this book very much.
  • Love love loved this book...

    By nottingham_sel
    If you are even contemplating on whether you should read this book, please do! I don’t write very many book reviews, I have read all of Marian Keyes books over a long period of time and loved them. I could not put this one down...I read it so fast I am going through withdrawal symptoms. It has a bit of everything in it that can relate to a wide range of age groups and women. If you love Marian’s books you will love this one.
  • Brilliant

    By Jacs160671
    Loved it. Marian is one of my favourite writers. Not surprised that she has sold 35 millions copies of her books worldwide, her books are just brilliant, funny, great stories. Keep them coming please.... x
  • Meh....

    By Lazycows
    Massive Marian Keyes fan but not up to her usual standard. No memorable characters. I found myself skipping pages. Sorry Marian.
  • Shocking

    By noice jk for days
    I only read 1 page waste of time and money don’t by this book to be honest the good comments are probably them writing them it’s a SKOCKING BOOK!!!
  • Utterly amazing

    By Steph_leedz
    Marian as always delivers, once again adding real life issues into her books, extremely well written as always I was so excited to read after having to wait so long for this one but WELL worth the wait!! Incredible! Can’t wait for the next one. Marian deserves nothing less than 5* every time.
  • The break

    By Michy1980
    Loved it from the very start! Have missed reading Marian Keyes x this is so easy to relate to and it's such a fabulous story! I couldn't put it down and I have 3 young children , a dog and an extremely messy fiancé 😂 she writes so effortlessly x always 5 star. X
  • Hooked from the very first page

    By LilleyLoohLah
    My very first Marian Keyes read, definitely not my last. A book that I know is going to stick with me for a very long time. Not an easy read for me, I had so many emotions and I can't really describe them all without some major spoilers. So very difficult to review without giving away too much, I will say though, as a happily married forty (nearly fifty) something, I have been questioning myself, my husband and my morals since reading this book (and I’m not talking about infidelity per se). The story questions life and relationships, not just marital but also family, work colleagues and friends). The main characters, Hugh and Amy are happily married (or think they are) until a series events leave Hugh needing a break from life, Amy handles it all admirably, until she doesn’t. With some superb supporting characters, some laugh out loud moments in and amongst the drama. I had so many mixed feelings while reading this story (set mainly in Ireland), the story is written completely from Amy’s point of view, the writing I found faultless, I was transformed into the story and Amy’s life, I was hooked from the first page through to the very last line. I was provided with an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.