This week’s Friday Favourite goes to one of my recent holiday reads, The Couple Next Door.
The thriller by Shari Lapena tells the story of two new parents who return from a dinner party at their next-door neighbours’ house, to find their six-month-old baby missing.
After their babysitter cancelled, Anne and Marco decided to leave their daughter sleeping in her cot, taking the baby monitor with them whilst they attended the party next door, and straight away the plot kicks in, which I like in a thriller! The story had me in suspense from that point onwards, and although the revealing of the kidnapper isn’t a huge surprise, the twists and turns surrounding the kidnapping are shocking enough to make up for it.
It seems that everyone who has read this has absolutely flown through it, so I would definitely recommend it as an easy but really enjoyable read.
Earlier this week I found myself wandering around H&M at lunch time and happened upon this pair of black loafers, which I just had to have. I have a pair of mules in a similar design but with the weather getting colder and wetter, and my mules beginning to show signs of a lot of wear, it felt like time for new loafers and I couldn’t have been happier when I spotted these – except when I saw the £20 price tag!
I know they’re going to become staples in my wardrobe, and I’m even contemplating snapping up the dusky pink suede pair, despite them not being the most sensible choice for the Manchester rain… The shoes are sold out online but the Manchester Market Street store had a healthy stock of them earlier this week, so it’s definitely worth checking out your local shop.
Ellen Kelly, Director and Co-Founder
This week my Friday favourite is a TV drama series I’ve been glued to, along with the majority of the UK by the sounds of it – Liar. We’re now halfway through the series, and the plot has just taken a huge twist, so I’m literally counting the days until Monday’s new episode.
For those who haven’t seen it (don’t worry, no spoilers), Liar tells the story of a woman’s allegations of rape in a he-said-she-said thriller format, focusing on the relationship between a teacher and a surgeon, and touching on the poignant and important themes of consent, doubt and, as the title suggests, lies. Starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd, each episode is dark and brooding, leaving you constantly on the edge of your seat and never quite sure who’s being truthful.
If you haven’t already got into it, I highly recommend you catch up with the series so far over on ITV Hub and make the final three episodes your must-see Monday night viewing as of next week.
– The Avant PR team