The Woman Who Stole My Life

The Woman Who Stole My Life

Book - 2014
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'Okay, I'll write my introduction. 'Name- Stella Sweeney. Height- average. Recent life events- dramatic.'

Stella Sweeney is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband Ryan and their two teenage kids in Dublin. She works with - or really for - her terrifyingly ambitious sister Karen in their beauty salon. Nothing to get excited about here. Nothing to make her particularly unhappy. Or happy . . . No-one would be interested in stealing her life.

But then things started to happen . . .

One day, Stella, attempting a good deed, causes a little car accident and faces down a bad tempered, handsome stranger. She hardly gives it much of a thought. But karma is hovering, and is about to take over, swoop in and change Stella's life for ever. For better or worse.

Suddenly Stella has a life. A thrilling glamorous one. A life that other people might start to covet . . .

Publisher: London : Michael Joseph an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014
ISBN: 9780718155339
Branch Call Number: FIC Keye
Characteristics: 533 p

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readerpat
Sep 08, 2016

I was disappointed with this book. It started off well and had a very interesting story line about her paralysis and how she communicated by blinking her eyes. But the language was very crude and the sex explicit. I could not finish the book and wont be getting any more of Marian Keyes books out.

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trincm
Jan 25, 2016

Good book, I was very intrigued by the story. I must read her other novels.

madison382 Jul 25, 2015

I like Marian Keyes, but this is not one of her better books.

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janwishart
Jun 17, 2015

Great book with good characters. Not quite as good as some of her other novels - but still a good read.

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GLNovak
May 08, 2015

This is my first, and probably my last, Marian Keyes book. I had no preconceived notions about her work and so began with interest and enthusiasm to read about a woman struck with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This condition left beautician, housewife and mother Stella Sweeney on life support machines able to move nothing but her eyelids. She bonds with her neurologist and slowly recovers, divorces her husband, writes a book, and life goes downhill again. The writing is reminiscent of Sophie Kinsella but without the consistency - probably because this is not fluff stuff but is being handled in a lighter chic-lit fashion. No fault there but just not for me. The book is 530 pages but I got through it to the end in three days, or about eight hours straight reading. Probably a good summer beach read whose sheer bulk will impress any observer.

Leosrme Jan 15, 2015

This is the second book of Marian's that I have read. The first one, a long time ago. I had forgotten how wonderfully she writes. The Woman Who Stole My Life had me laughing and moved alternately. This is a great story and I loved every second of it. I felt quite sad when the book was finished. I am now looking to read some more of her stories.

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