When I Grow Up #BookReview #Patricia Asedebega #NetGalley

Written by Patricia Asedebega


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“You need a plan B,” said Alicia’s mother when at five years old she told her what she wanted to be when she grew up.

Thirty odd years later, Alicia is on plan D: sharing a flat, no tangible savings, and working for hateful Julia, whose sole purpose in life is to make her existence utterly miserable. Good thing she has Oscar and the girls to make the long hours at work bearable. But when a series of events tears the close-knit group apart, putting friendships and motives under suspicion, will Alicia be able to restore balance and set things right?

More importantly, will she ever be able to upgrade her life to at least plan C?








A Really Good Story, Well Written!  5-stars


What a lovely read! This has been lurking in my tbr for far too long, but finally I’m catching up . . . 

Alicia shares a flat with two others for financial reasons, and works in a job with a boss who isn’t exactly the friendliest person in the world. While she dreams of a different future for herself, needs must .. and she does have some good friends amongst her workmates, but when one of them is accused of wrongdoing Alicia decided to take on the role of sleuth with a very unlikely partner!

There are plenty of different threads to this story; as well as the office mystery there is an abundance of other characters who we get to know and love. Alicia and her flatmates have a good relationship going and it’s quite enchanting to have so much going on in such a well written book. I buried my nose in this book and really cannot fault anything about it, such a lovely gentle read and one I’m happy to recommend to those who want a really good read without blood and gore.

I received my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: mystery, women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon Media
  • Publication Date: 31 July 2015
  • Purchase Link: kindle





Meet the Author


41atTAChM9L._SY200_Author of I stand corrected, When I grow up…, Rewind, Balou uncensored, Bienvenidos a gatos anónimos, Pasarse cuatro Pueblos and Sesenta segundos dan para mucho, Patricia Asedegbega Nieto was born to a Spanish mother and a Nigerian father in Madrid. As a child, she relocated with her family to Nigeria and later returned to Spain, where she acquired her BSc and master´s degree. She is currently living near Madrid with her family and her very stubborn cat, Merlin Mojito.




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