Book review: Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon

Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon

Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon

I cannot recommend this book enough. This hilarious novel by Jane Fallon, follows the character of Helen, a 30-something personal assistant that has been pursuing a relationship with her boss Matthew, who is 20 years older…and married.

Having turned into a woman she and her friends hate, and not wanting to sneak around any longer, she decides to give Matthew an ultimatum – either leave your wife or it’s over! To Helen’s surprise, Matthew, having spent 4 years side-stepping the situation, leaves his wife, their 2 children and a beautiful surburban house to move into Helen’s one bedroom basement flat with a damp problem.

After a while though, Helen picks up on all of Matthew’s hidden traits and bad habits she wasn’t aware of before and realises domestic bliss is not all it is cracked up to be. So what is she to do? Get rid of him obviously.

Jane Fallon’s novel is full of laugh-out-loud laughs and will definitely relate to quite a few women out there. Give it a read.

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