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Is it possible to keep secrets in the age of social media? When someone lives their entire life in the spotlight, what could they possibly hide from you?
Ideal Angels explores just that. It’s the story of one man, one woman, one week. They meet, fall in love, and never look back. Eloise’s phone is never far away, furiously cataloguing their ups and downs.
But there are always shadows, lurking just out of reach. The moments after the camera flashes, unseen, uncaptured. The threat of an inescapable doom.
How much can one person change you?
How much can one person be your downfall?
Ideal Angels swept me up and carried me along on an absolute rollercoaster ride of a journey all the way to the poignant and devastating end - one which will definitely stay with me for a long time.
It’s written in second person which took me a little while to get used to at first, but once I did, I thought it worked brilliantly well and really showed Welbourn’s writing skill because not many people can pull second person off as successfully as he has in Ideal Angels. I also felt that it helped to build the gradual sense of foreboding which grows as the story progresses. Not only did this underlying tension keep me hooked though, it also highlighted for me how much I cared about the characters in such a short space of time which is another indicator of a great writer for me. I found that I just couldn’t put the book down until I’d found out what had become of the couple.
Overall, I’m giving Ideal Angels 4.5 out of 5. It’s riveting, insightful and stays with you long after you put the book down.
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Robert Welbourn was born and bred in Yorkshire and has lived there almost all his life. He's had a passion for books for as long as he can remember and has been writing his whole life. His favourite authors are Bret Easton Ellis and Stephen King, and he cites Ellis as his number-one influence. Outside of books he has a passion for travel and cats. And his friends and family, etc. He studied English Literature at Salford University and this confirmed that he wanted to spend his life working with books, one way or another.
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