Red for Revenge by Fanny Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Maggie is married with two grown-up children. Her 25-year-old marriage to Phil has lost its sparkle.
Carla is widowed. She understands life is short so she lives it to the full. But is her new romance all that it seems?
When the two women meet in the beauty salon, they soon find they have more in common than the colour of their nails.
The discovery that they are sharing the same man is shocking. How will Phil be taught a lesson or two he won't forget?
Red for Revenge is part of the Quick reads for this year and high up on my list for this reason. I think Quick Reads are a great program, and this was another great short story to come out of it.
This is about two women, one has a husband of 25 years and things have gone a little stale, Maggie knows things have been a little dry for a long time but Phil is the father of her children, they are grown up now but Maggie still feels there is a place for the family. She has got into a rut but decides for their anniversary dinner to make more of an effort and to look her best. She decides to use a beauty voucher that her bought her for Christmas.
Carla works with Phil, she is single and knows how to dress well. When the two women meet in the beauty salon it becomes apparent that they have a lot in common.
I really felt that I connected with the two women, both for different reasons, I felt the emotion that came across in this short story and I thought it was executed well. This is a short read, just over 100 pages and I really loved that. IT allowed me to read this in one sitting which was brilliant as I felt I could really get into the story and be with the characters.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to escape life for an hour. It was a satisfying read, however I do wish I knew a little more. I don't want to spoil it for you by telling you what happened in this short story, that is for you to go and find out for yourself.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.