Title: One Hundred Names
Author: Cecelia Adhern
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Release Date: 18th July 2013
Kitty Logan has lost her way… As a journalist , Kitty’s spent the past few years chasing the big scoops – no matter the consequences. When she makes a terrible mistake, she finds herself mired in scandal, her career implodes and even her personal relationships are tested to the limit.
At a loss, Kitty finds distraction in a list of one hundred names her late mentor and boss, Constance, has left her. Kitty’s been given one final chance, the most important assignment of her life – to write the story behind the one hundred names as a tribute piece to Constance. As she tracks down the people on the list and tries to work out what connects, Kitty meets some extraordinary people.
Can these strangers stories help her finally understand her own?
I’ve had this book for a while but hadn’t go round to reading it, so it was a must to take away with me – after all, if PS I Love You was anything to go by, then I wouldn’t be able to put this book down – this was certainly the case. I have to admit that the book started off a little slow, but it didn’t take too may chapters to be swept away with this book.
Kitty had wrongly accused Colin Maguire or having an affair with a pupil from his school, her whole professional life turned up side down. After going to court and losing the court battle, she is given one last story to run – a story to prove herself and her writing skills. The story comes from her boss who tells her where to find a story she had always wanted to write but had never got round to doing herself. When Kitty finds the story, she hears that her boss, Constance, has sadly passed away from cancer. In the envelope she finds one hundred names – nothing else. There’s nothing to tie these people together, so Kitty has to figure out what the story was that Constance had planned. She only has a limited time to put the story together so there’s no way she is going to meet all of them but the ones she does meet all have an interesting tale to tell.
Like all good chic lit Kitty ends up falling in love with one of her best friends and also manages to to encourage a couple of couples to open their eyes to their feelings for each other.
I really enjoyed this book and give it an overall rating of 9/10.
Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?