The Book of Eve, by Julia Blake, is a story about a woman that has spent the past year running from her problems and now she cannot run from them any longer. The story then recounts the events that led up to her need for escape. You learn about her tight-knit group of friends, their charmed lives, and how Eve got to know them all. Then you watch, nail-bitingly, as it all comes crashing down.
The Book of Eve was a real escapist read, and I really enjoyed being lost in Eve's glitzy, glamorous world. The narrative style is personable, with great turns of phrases from Eve that added to her likeability. The description of place and character was vivid and absorbing.
I highly recommend The Book of Eve, especially if you're looking for a standalone story to break you out of a book hangover.
Rating: 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐