Blog Tour: The Pretenders by Agatha Zaza @AgoraBooksLDN @Agatha_Zaza #ThePretenders #ThePretendersBlogTour #bookreview #bookreviewer #blogtour #bookblogger #bookblog #booksonthebookshelf

The Pretenders - eBook Cover

PUBLISHER: Agora Books

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Thank you to the publisher for inviting me on the blog tour for this book and for sending me a beautiful paperback copy of the book to read.



‘I’m perfectly happy lying to myself…If it means getting to stay with you.’

Jasper is ready to surprise his brother; Holly is ready to celebrate their engagement.

Anne tags along for fear of missing out, and John might just be going for another drink.

But Edmund and Ovidia had other plans for their Saturday.
Over the course of one day, these couples must own up to the secrets they’ve been hiding from one another and the lies they’ve been telling themselves. And face the devastating consequences.

Three couples. Two exes. One day. One reckoning.

In her debut novel, Agatha Zaza crafts a modern domestic tragedy simmering with betrayal and deceit.



Agatha Zaza Author Photo (B&W)

Agatha Zaza is a Zambian and Finn at present living in Auckland, New Zealand. Her writing is a departure from her work in fundraising and international development.

The Pretenders was born in Singapore, where she spent three years as a trailing spouse, where she rekindled a long-dormant love of writing. Aside from Singapore, Agatha has worked and lived several countries, among them Uganda and the then Soviet Union. While in Ireland, she earned a Master’s in Equality Studies from University College Dublin and worked in a genuine Irish pub.

Agatha’s work can be seen in the Johannesburg Review of Books and in a PEN International special edition on African writers. She has also published three short books on Amazon. She’s been a passionate slow runner for two and half decades and has recently taken up composting and staring at her new sewing machine.



I love a good book with many different characters, and this book fit perfectly with that. What better than 6 characters coming together in what will likely be a whirlwind of a day together, packed full with secrets, lies and revelations. I love it!

I enjoyed the dynamics between all of these characters and their relationship or friendship with one another. Such a diverse group of characters that all have something to hide, from one another and from themselves. I enjoyed reading and discovering these lies and betrayals and getting to know each unique character as their individual stories were told and we get a better understand of who they are and what makes them who they are.

I eagerly awaited to see what would happen next and couldn’t wait for that next shoe to drop. Do you truly know your friends and family members? Even those we are closest to, our best friends, or our partners. Do we truly know them? 

A book I recommend that you pick up and read.



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