Book Review ~ The Temp by Michelle Frances

Book: The Temp

Author: Michelle Frances

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery

Release: Pan Macmillan | September 20, 2018

No one was going to replace her. Were they?

Carrie is a successful TV producer in a high pressure job. She’s talented, liked, and well-respected. She and her husband, Adrian, an award-winning screenwriter, decided years before that they didn’t want children. But now, just as they’re both at the pinnacle of their careers, she has discovered she is pregnant, and is shocked to find that she wants to keep the baby.

But in a competitive industry where time off is seen as a sign of weakness, Carrie looks on the prospect of maternity leave with trepidation.

Enter Emma, the temp, who is everything she could wish for as her cover: smart, willing and charming. Carrie fears that Emma is manoeuvring her way into Carrie’s life, causing turmoil in both her marriage and her work as she does so.

The problem is everyone else adores her . . . Increasingly isolated from Adrian and her colleagues, Carrie begins to believe Emma has an agenda. Does Emma want her job? Or is she after even more?

THE TEMP by Michelle Frances came at such an unfortunate time in my life. I was super busy while reading this book, I believe I was legit in a reading slump that was born out of circumstances, and I was tired. Really really tired, so I could hardly find any time to read anything. Even so, I think it’s safe to say this book was a good one because it kept me thinking about it when I couldn’t concentrate much on anything.

I have to say, it wasn’t the most intriguing of psychological thrillers out there. I could see some things from a mile away, but still I never intended to shelf it unfinished. If I wasn’t in such a challenging mindset, I would’ve finished this book rather quickly. It was an easy read, not all that unpredictable-if you’re like me and are used to coming up with theories left and right almost every read at least. A lot of people might find this one enjoyable, and for me, it was definitely a good time.

If you’re not in the mood for more morbid thrillers and looking for something light, then this book is a good choice. It felt a bit too over the top with some of what happened, but in the end you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

I’m adding three spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.


More titles from Michelle Frances:

  • The Girlfriend
  • The Daughter

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