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  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405943369
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $39.99

Worst Idea Ever

The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller

The Queen of the Revenge Novel returns with a razor-sharp new novel about friendship and secrets . . .

Georgia and Lydia are so close they're practically sisters.

So when Lydia starts an online business that struggles, Georgia wants to help her - but she also understands Lydia's not the kind to accept a handout.

Setting up a fake Twitter account, Georgia hopes to give her friend some anonymous moral support by posing as a potential customer.

But then Lydia starts confiding in her new internet buddy and Georgia discovers she doesn't know her quite as well as she thought.

Especially when Lydia reveals a secret that could tear Georgia's marriage apart . . .

  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405943369
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon is the multi-award winning television producer behind such shows as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to do Before You're 30. Her previous novels, Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back and Foursome were all top ten bestsellers and Foursome was nominated for a Melissa Nathan award. The Ugly Sister is Jane's fourth novel.

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Praise for Worst Idea Ever

Praise for Jane Fallon


Intelligent, edgy and witty


Chick lit with an edge


I LOVE her books. She always delivers a fabaliss read

Marian Keyes

A romcom with attitude

Mail on Sunday

I loved Worst Idea Ever. Another Fallonesque treat, possibly my favourite so far. Full of heart, humour and humanity. Great characters and a riveting story from the start. She's so good at tapping into the best and the worst in us. Fabulous

Ruth Jones

Funny, insightful, sharp, wicked, brilliant - Jane Fallon at her very best

Milly Johnson

We adore Jane Fallon's novels, and this witty page-turner could be her best yet

Closer 'Must Read'

We love everything Jane Fallon writes and this might be her best yet!


Ingenious. Her eye for detail, compressed emotion and the absurdity that lurks beneath what people say to each other, is unerring. Worst. Idea. Ever. strengthens her claim to be one of our very finest comic novelists

Tortoise Media

Takes us on a deep dive into the emotionally murky waters which exist between protagonists Lydia and Georgia . . . I adored it

Daily Mail

Highly recommended


Jane's talent lies in understanding human behaviour . . . Another winner. You won't regret it

Belfast Telegraph

Fallon constructs a nail-biting situation and has us turning the pages at speed . . . Fraught and fabulous, pacy and persuasive


Fallon's trademark warmth and humour is very much to the fore with this tale of friendship gone badly wrong

Connaught Telegraph

Brilliant, gripping . . . Emotionally intelligent and beautifully written

Daily Mail

A razor-sharp tale of friendship and secrets

Rescue & Animal Care

Sharp and hilarious

Louise Candlish

She's the queen of the revenge novel. Dramatic and engaging from the start, you won't want to put it down


Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists

Gill Sims, bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks

Hugely compelling and unpredictable

Ruth Jones, bestselling author of Never Greener

Compelling, edgy, beautifully written

Daily Mail

Barbed, twisty and full of deliciously dry wit, this is smart stuff to race through

Sunday Mirror

Sparkling and unpredictable


Darkly comic and addictive

Daily Express

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