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'Duet met jou' van Dani Atkins is na 'Versplinterd' opnieuw een roman voor de fans van Jojo Moyes en Lucy Dillon.'Hij is de liefde van háár leven, maar met jou getrouwd'Ally en Charlotte waren ooit vrienden, maar dat is verwaterd. Charlotte is getrouwd met David, Ally's eerste en grootste liefde, en dat heeft Ally haar nooit kunnen vergeven. Ally zelf is tegenwoordig geluk'Duet met jou' van Dani Atkins is na 'Versplinterd' opnieuw een roman voor de fans van Jojo Moyes en Lucy Dillon.'Hij is de liefde van háár leven, maar met jou getrouwd'Ally en Charlotte waren ooit vrienden, maar dat is verwaterd. Charlotte is getrouwd met David, Ally's eerste en grootste liefde, en dat heeft Ally haar nooit kunnen vergeven. Ally zelf is tegenwoordig gelukkig getrouwd met Joe, en ze voeden samen hun zoon Jake op. Maar dan treffen de twee vrouwen elkaar voor het eerst sinds jaren weer, onder de slechtst denkbare omstandigheden: in het ziekenhuis, waar David en Joe vechten voor hun leven. Een dag lijkt weinig in een mensenleven, maar voor Ally en Charlotte zal het leven in deze 24 uur onherkenbaar veranderen.Dani Atkins is geboren en getogen in Londen....

Title : Duet met jou
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ISBN : 9789026140327
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Duet met jou Reviews

  • Karen
    2019-01-30 23:33

    Our Song is a story of two couples, who by fate and circumstances find themselves in the same hospital intensive care unit one night. Ally is married to Joe but one selfless act has led to him lying in a hospital bed. Charlotte is married to David - who also lies in a nearby room. David was Ally's first love and she has always felt that Charlotte was instrumental in their split. Over a period of 24 hours, we go back to their past and get to know their history.This is the first book I have read by Dani Atkins, but I really do wish I had picked up one of her books sooner. This intense and moving story of love and loss had me hooked from the first page and shows how easily it is for the course of our lives to change. Ally has a happy marriage to Joe. They have a 7 year old son, Jake and life is good. However when Ally realises David is lying in a nearby hospital bed, all the memories of the past flood back. Charlotte used to be a friend (albeit not a close one), but when the two women meet again, all the insecurities and resentment that Charlotte felt for Ally return. Can the two women ever put their past behind them and support each other through such difficult times?Dani Atkins writes beautifully and makes an excellent job of fleshing out the characters so that the reader really gets to know them. The story is cleverly structured and flows seamlessly between the past when David, Ally and Charlotte first met at university and the present. What I particularly liked was the way the story, very subtly, and without obvious repetition, often showed the same event from both perspectives of Ally and Charlotte. Having made my mind up about one person, once I saw their version of events, it did rather change my opinion. There is a wonderful cast of characters here and although they all have their own distinct personalities, all the main characters are engaging and realistic. Max, Ally’s best friend, was a sweetheart and his obvious affection and protectiveness towards Ally was lovely to see. This is an extremely moving and emotional read and if like me, you are a bit of a softie, you will most probably need tissues! I don’t want to give too much of the story away and my review can’t possibly do this book justice - I loved it and although it’s still only January, this book could easily be a contender for my top books of the year. Emotionally, this book had the same effect on me as ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes – if you were a fan of that book, then I’m sure you will like this one.My copy was received from the publisher in return for an honest review.

  • Odette Knappers
    2019-02-05 16:55

    Man o man o man.Ik heb twee keer eerder een boek van Dani Atkins gelezen, Fractured en Perfect Strangers. Elke keer dacht ik tijdens het lezen van het boek 'Nou. Niet heel geweldig goed qua plot of hoe het geschreven is ofzo.' En iedere keer heb ik zitten JANKEN om het einde, niet te geloven hoe intens mijn gevoelens voor deze boeken zijn.En toen begon dit boek met twee vrouwen die allebei horen dat hun man in kritieke toestand in het ziekenhuis ligt. Oh, dat grijpt wel aan, ook hoe het geschreven is. Het voelt alleen heel rommelig, zo door elkaar heen.Dan komt de body van het boek, de verhaallijn, waarin je met heel veel uitgebreide flashbacks leert over hoe de verhaallijnen van de verschillende personages bij elkaar komen. Dit is een deel van het verhaal waar ik voor mijn gevoel echt doorheen moest. Als dit het eerste boek was dat ik van haar zou lezen, zou ik het hebben weggelegd. De enige personage's die ik mocht waren een 8 jarig kind en een man in coma. Hmm. Maar toen kwam het einde en OH MIJN GOD wat is Dani Atkins goed in hartverscheurende situaties zo omschrijven dat het voelt alsof het jezelf overkomt. Ik heb zó hard zitten huilen. WAARSCHUWING: Als je een vriend/man/etc hebt: het is aan te raden om het einde van het boek (je voelt het wel aankomen) NIET te lezen als hij niet in de buurt is om te knuffelen. Maar toch geen 5*. Mijn boek was 500 blz. De eerste 50 en de laatste 100 waren mooi, maar ik had de epiloog-plottwist al aan zien komen. 5* voelt als te veel, daarvoor zie ik teveel verbeteropties.Maar ik ben erg benieuwd naar haar andere boeken die ongelezen in mijn kast staan. Gelukkig is dit de dikste, bij de anderen zal ik sneller bij zo een prachtig eind zijn, dus :)

  • Marieke
    2019-01-24 17:54

    Oef, dit was duidelijk een ugly cry. Maar ja, wat had ik ook verwacht? Het verhaal speelt zich af in het ziekenhuis, waar 2 ex-vriendinnen elkaar tegenkomen omdat allebei hun echtgenoten er in kritieke toestand liggen. Ik moest me alleen wel door het middenstuk heen worstelen. Het is best moeilijk om het verhaal soms te volgen, want het verhaal heeft veel flashbacks. Ally 8 jaar geleden, Charlotte 3 jaar geleden, Ally 3 jaar geleden, Charlotte 5 jaar geleden. En tussendoor is het heden er ook nog. Soms heel verwarrend, maar hoe verder ik kwam, hoe duidelijker het verhaal werd. Want door die flashbacks leer je het achtergrond verhaal kennen. Ik was echt verbaasd erover dat ik zo veel emoties voelde op het einde.. Ik voelde helemaal niet zoveel gedurende het lezen. Behalve dan dat ik een paar hoofdpersonen niet erg leuk vond.Tip: lees dit boek alleen als je thuis bent. Echt niet in de trein! (Wat ik dus wel heb gedaan) Ik moest het boek echt wegleggen tegen het einde en kon thuis pas verder lezen. Ik ga zeker meer lezen van Dani Atkins!

  • Miz
    2019-02-13 00:36

    I received a hard copy of this book to review. Then I'll pass on to anyone interested - let me know.This was very well written. The plot surrounds two female characters and how a couple of decisions can change your life. It's a bit about soulmates, but also about making the best of what life throws at you - whether 'alls fair in life and war' or 'you reap what you sow'. I loved the strong female characters and how they reacted in very familiar ways and could see myself and my friends in the characters. The 'realness' of their decisions in realistic situations was what drew me in.By the end of the book, with 40 pages to go, I found tears dripping down my face. Yes I am suffering from extreme hormones, but I also think this is very much to do with the reality that the characters were facing. Strong 4.5 stars out of 5 (which surprised me given I hadnt heard of the author before!).

  • Camila Matuella
    2019-01-26 23:28

    É aquele livro que o nosso coração se estilhaça aos poucos. Lindo demais.Triste demais.

  • Rachel Gilbey
    2019-02-06 17:33

    I have no idea how to start this review, nor do I have any idea how to convey the utter brilliance of this book. Right from the first chapter I was hooked. Dani Atkins has produces an emotional and gripping story, that will draw you in and won't let you go until you are finished. And even afterwards Our Song has the power to keep you thinking about it after you have finally finished. I strongly believe that Our Song could be an early contender for one of my books of 2016. It has been that well written, and doesn't make light of the tough subject matter. Our Song is about two couples, who both find themselves in the same hospital and intensive care unit, over a 24 hour period. Both of the husbands are in critical conditions, and by sheer chance the foursomes lives are incredibly interlinked. Ally, is married to Joe, and has 7 year old son Jake. Charlotte is married to David. However Ally used to go out with David, and believes he cheated on her with Charlotte. So when the two ladies meet again, mired in their own panic for their spouse, its inevitable that thoughts of their joint past are brought to the front of their minds. As the viewpoint changes between Ally and Charlotte, the passage of time changes as well and you get large snapshots as to their joint history, from both sides of the story, and they slowly become each other's support until their real support systems can arrive. There are various agonising decisions to be made, and various surprises to be revealed, and you are with Ally and Charlotte every second of this horrific 24 hour period, where lives are irrevocably changed for ever. Our Song is an emotional book, and there were various parts where tears were pricking and by the end, lets just say I'm glad I wasn't reading this on public transport but in the comfort of my own home, based on the state of me at the end. Make sure you have some tissues handy. It is very rare for tears to fall steadily as I read books, which makes me wonder sometimes if I have a normal range of emotions, but in this case Our Song completely got under my skin, and left me wet cheeked.

  • Laura
    2019-01-25 19:55

    Heartbreaking! Completely tore my heart to shreds! But oh so well written. I was blown away by the story and even though I could see where it was heading, I wasn't disappointed. Truly fantastic. A contender for my book of the year so far!

  • Anne
    2019-02-02 16:39

    Our Song by Dani Atkins is published by Simon & Schuster, in paperback on 28 January 2016, the ebook is released on 21 January.Our Song is the first of Dani Atkins' books that I've read, and if this one is anything to go by, then I've missed out on some real treats, I will be rectifying that!It's very rare that I actually cry when reading a book. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a hard heart, it's just that I tend to well up at visual images; news stories, film and TV, rather than words on a page. Our Song made me beal (a Lincolnshire term!!). I finished reading it late last night, just as my husband came downstairs and asked if I'd like a cup of tea. I couldn't answer because of the tears, the snot, and the lump in my throat. He was alarmed, and later, when he'd ensured that I wasn't in pain, and that I hadn't had some bad news, he said that in over 20 years and probably thousands of books, he'd never seen me react in that way to a story.Our Song begins on a cold winter morning, Joe is walking through the park when he does something incredibly brave and selfless, at the same time, David is doing a spot of Christmas shopping, determined to find something special for his wife. This should be just an ordinary day in the lives of two couples, but the events that happen change everything, for all of them.Ally, Joe's wife answers the door to two police officers, and Charlotte, David's wife answers her phone to hear a distraught shop assistant telling her that David has collapsed. David and Joe have both been taken by ambulance to the local hospital, the women rush to their husband's bedside, in shock, unbelieving, desperate to make sure that they are OK.Our Song is a story of chance, and coincidence, and it soon becomes clear that these two couples are not strangers. They have a long and turbulent history, although it is years since any of them last met.Dani Atkins writes with such warmth and emotion. The reader is immediately immersed into the lives of the four main characters, she snares you in and it really is very difficult to put this book down at all. The author cleverly takes the reader back and forward through the stages of the character's lives and relationships, gently unfolding the events that have made each of them who they are today.The characters are so beautifully drawn that it is impossible not to feel as though you actually know them. They are not perfect, well, maybe Joe is ..... oh, I am SO in love with Joe, but they are flawlessly created. Their behaviour is consistent, their longings are heart-wrenching, their story is incredibly powerful, emotional and very moving.Our Song is a book that will remain in my memory for a long time. It shows how one single act of kindness can have a massive effect on so many people, and how one selfless act can change the course of many lives. Dealing with first love, and friendship, growing up and regrets, this really is a beautiful novel.http://randomthingsthroughmyletterbox...

  • Lynda Kelly
    2019-02-01 17:37

    LOVED this book though I was sobbing through most of the final chapters !! So I would not read it in public. I'm just glad I finished it in the bath as opposed to my break at work as it wouldn't have been a great look !!I adored Ally and Joe and I'm no child-lover but little Jake was a sweetheart too. I liked how she opened it with you not knowing which man was being described in which situation he found himself. I did spot a few mistakes and if the story hadn't been as good as it is I'd have knocked it down a star !! One line lost a word-"I can come with, can't I" and there were quite a few missing commas and speechmarks which annoyed me. Someone should've picked them up. Again there was a missed word in "..it might be simpler if we kept what happened that day, back there on the mountainside"...kept it what ???Once again there were some laugh-out-loud little moments, my favourite being the epilepsy mention and the mummy analogy.it was interesting to read how all the characters all weaved together. Parts of the story I'd figured out but it in no way spoilt a thing for me. A lovely book. I pre-ordered this and I'd be happy to do the same when her next one comes out. I just hope her editors pay better attention to what they're doing !!

  • Lisa
    2019-01-21 22:43

    Verdomme. 2000 jaar huilen.

  • Irene
    2019-02-02 17:52

    Na het boek 'Versplinterd' wist ik niet of ik nog een keer een boek van haar zou lezen. Haar eerste boek viel bij mij niet helemaal in de smaak, maar toen ik van Duet met jou het eerste hoofdstuk las wilde ik haar graag een tweede kans geven. En ik ben heel blij dat ik dat heb gedaan. Vier sterren voor dit boek. De opbouw van het verhaal is erg goed, doordat het vanuit twee perspectieven wordt geschreven, maar ook door middel van de flashbacks. De flashbacks zijn voor de lezer zeer waardevol, omdat het situaties in het heden begrijpelijker maakt. Daarnaast zorgden de flashbacks er bij mij ook voor dat ik Ally en Charlotte beter begreep. In het begin moest ik even wennen welk ongeval nu bij welke man hoorde, toen ik dat eenmaal doorhad las het een stuk makkelijker. De eerste helft van het boek vond ik mede hierdoor wat trager lezen, maar ook doordat een paar flashbacks naar mijn idee iets korter mochten zijn. Gaandeweg het verhaal lees je over hoe de situatie tussen Ally en Charlotte is ontstaan, hoe deze verder gaat en ook hoe het eindigt. Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat Dani Atkins sommige situaties echt hartverscheurend heeft geschreven, omdat het denk ik werkelijk zo aanvoelt in een ziekenhuis. (view spoiler)[Want hoe ga je een kind van zeven vertellen dat zijn vader niet meer wakker wordt? Jake snapte het, maar het is hartverscheurend. Kinderen hebben veel meer door dan je soms zou denken (hide spoiler)]Halverwege het verhaal krijg je wel vermoedens van een eventuele afloop, maar toch gebeurde er nog dingen in het verhaal die ik niet helemaal aan zag komen en daardoor vind ik wel dat Dani Atkins een mooi en goed verhaal heeft neergezet.

  • Kis
    2019-02-09 00:39

    Gente, que livro foi esse? Livro tristeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Pode me chamar de louca, mas com toda esse "caminhão de tristeza o livro é bom d+. Que escrita maravilhosa. Devorei esse livro.

  • Laura
    2019-02-15 21:48

    Every once in a while a book comes along that captures you and your emotions, a book that draw you in completely from page one, a book that is full of charm and characters that you not only want to reach out for but take over your life completely, a book that has a few unexpected twists and turns and one that you simply just can't put down.Our Song by Dani Atkins does exactly just that.Our Song is beautifully written with scenes that will tug at even the toughest of readers and starts off by giving introductions of two men - one with health issues and one who does a selfless act of kindness with devastating consequences - both of which end up fighting a battle in intensive care.Their wives, Ally and Charlotte, tell the story which is cleverly written over a 24 hour period of waiting within the ICU of the local hospital, with chapters of past memories creeping in - memories from when the two girls crossed paths years ago, because back in their university days, Ally was in love with David, who is now married to Charlotte.As the clock is ticking on what is the longest night of their lives, we as readers are left wondering of if their husbands will survive whilst the characters explore feelings of what should have/could have been, and wonder if they can ever put the past behind them. But secrets are revealed which adds twists and turns to the plot making this one heck of a page turner and leaves the characters wondering about their future.Ally and Charlotte's story completely got under my skin, if it wasn't for work I would have devoured this book in one sitting, I was utterly gripped from the moment I opened the book and battled emotions of wanting to read on to find our the ending but holding back for fear of the ending.Dani Atkins has a wonderful way of telling a story, and Our Song just makes you think how some life events can take the path you are on in a new direction. I loved that the book was set over a short space of time, yet we got history of the characters though their moments of remembering their past.If there is one book you want to add to your 2016 wish list, then Our Song has to be it - just be warned that it will break your heart, make you smile but appreciate what you have and how it can all change on one decision.

  • Hayley
    2019-01-23 19:47

    Maybe I'm cold but this fell flat for me.I saw the 'twists' coming early on and this was way too long.

  • Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
    2019-02-05 20:26

    The best weepy since Me Before You and my favourite book of 2016 so far.

  • suzi
    2019-01-25 21:31

    Quem me conhece sabe o quanto eu amo Dani Atkins. E mais uma vez, ela me surpreendeu em mais um livro. Mais uma vez, ela conseguiu me fazer sofrer por um tempo muito longo.A história é cheia de tensão, narrada tanto no ponto de vista de Ally, quanto de Charlotte. Ambas sofrendo por seus devidos maridos, Joe e David, que estão em estado crítico. Também temos os flashbacks, que retrata o que aconteceu entre Ally, David e Charlotte anos atrás. Com o decorrer da história passamos a entender muita coisa, e se surpreender com outras. Passei o livro todo sentindo e prevendo o que aconteceria ao fim, mas ainda tive aquela chama de esperança no peito. (A esperança não funcionou dessa vez.)Mas de fato, é uma linda história de superação, perdão, amor e amizade. Como sempre, mais um livro de Dani Atkins que estarei indicando para meus amigos.

  • Judith
    2019-01-22 18:32

    Als een boek mij laat huilen dan weet je dat je een bijzonder boek in handen hebt. Ik vind het echt een voorrecht dat ik dit boek - dat zelfs akelig dichtbij is gekomen - heb mogen lezen.

  • Aisyah Roslan
    2019-02-07 18:30

    Our Song tells the story of two couples, where their lives once again intertwined when the husbands David and Joe were rushed to the hospital with their lives in danger. With all the history behind them, the two women have to spend the night at the ICU waiting for the fate of their respective husbands who are fighting for their lives. My head hurts after I read this book, not because it was bad but because I cried my eyes out, especially towards the end of the story when it was the hardest. Dani Atkins was amazing in her storytelling and excelled in making me have a lot of feelings for her characters. The storylines was solid and realistic that eventhough it technically only happens in a span of 24 hours, the peeks into the past made the story more emotional and gripping.Eventhough the story jumps from the present to the past quite frequently in order for us to know the story behind their relationship, it was done quite smoothly that I don't feel confused as to where the story is heading at that moment. I love how through these peeks into the past, that eventhough the two men were not exactly present in the present, you'd still get to know who they are.The author was really excellent in creating the characters, especially Ally and Charlotte, both of whom I thought are very brave and strong. These women made me cry so much because I just couldn't imagine being in their shoes but they held themselves together very well. Ally nearly broke me and I feel for her so much. As for Charlotte, eventhough there are times when I'm not her biggest fan, I can't help but sympathize along with her. I love Joe so much and I love how the author made Ally fell in love with him the way she did. I also love Max, Ally's bestfriend who prove to be a rock when she needed him the most. I need a Max in my life! Jake, Ally and Joe's son, really broke my heart at the end, I want to hug him so much :'(Everything about this book is just perfect and really spoke to me. It was definitely a page-turner for me and eventhough you could probably predict where the story would go about halfway through, it did not fail to make me feel as if the wind had knocked me down. I'm not a weepy person but this made me cry like nobody's business, so make sure you prepare tissues!

  • Jody
    2019-02-14 22:55

    Review first posted on my blog 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...'Our Song' focuses on two female characters: Ally and Charlotte, whose lives are about to completely change within the time span of just 24 hours. The two women are no strangers, since they met at university several years ago and Charlotte is now married to Ally's ex, David. Unexpected circumstances bring the two of them together at the ICU of the same hospital and only one thing is for certain: after this night together, their lives will never be the same again. With some books, it's quite simply better to know as little as possible about the story before diving in, and that's definitely the case with Dani Atkins' 'Our Song.' I didn't quite know what to expect of this book, but I was completely blown away by the emotional and intense story, and completely understand all the positive things I've heard about this author. The book focuses on two couples; their past, present, and future, and how 24 hours can change absolutely everything you thought you knew. The reader gets to see and experience things from the viewpoints of both main characters Ally and Charlotte, which were both fascinating and well-rounded characters. I am not going to give much more away about the plot and the characters, because I don't want to ruin the reading experience for anyone.The book is quite a long read with over 500 pages, but also a book that needs and deserves all of those pages. At a certain point I could see what was going to happen eventually, so I wasn't really surprised by the novel at any time, but this didn't ruin the reading experience in any way. The ending really made me cry and it doesn't happen often that a book makes me cry, but this story really managed to tug at my heartstrings. 'Our Song' is a thoroughly moving, heart-breakingly intense, and emotion novel that will get under your skin; a book that's incredibly beautifully written and deserves all the 5-star reviews it can possibly get.

  • Isabell
    2019-01-23 18:52

    Originally posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes So here I am falling in love with a new author. I am so happy I finally picked up one of Dani Atkins books. It was the first book I read by Dani Atkins and certainly won’t be the last! Our Song is gut wrenchingly beautiful. A story that will haunt you for days afterwards. I'm looking forward to reading more of this author's work.I don't want to give away any spoilers I'd want readers to discover it for themselves, not listen to me gushing about how amazing this story is but I will say that I needed a whole heap of tissues as I was reading for the heart wrenching pain that the author subjects us to. This book had me hooked from the very first to the very last page. I started to read the book and found myself utterly hooked into the lives of Ally, Charlotte, Joe and David. The characters are all intensely human and real. That may sound like a strange thing to say, but so often they can lack real feeling in books. Throughout the reading process I felt angry, hopeful and sad but most of all the book taught me things I never knew. Simply phenomenal.When I finished Our Song I was more than heartbroken. I did not have the energy or the words to try and explain to you how I was feeling. I can hand on heart say that there will never be a book that will move me as much as this. This is a very bitter sweet book about a hard-hitting topic yet it still manages to make you smile, and certainly think about issues many of us will (luckily) not have to deal with in our lifetimes.

  • Lisa Hall
    2019-01-24 00:27

    First of all, can I just confess that I still haven't read ANY of Dani Atkins' books? They are sat on my kindle, but seem to be getting pushed further down the TBR pile. After reading this though, that has to change - Our Song is a beautifully written story of four people and how their lives have been interwoven. It's heartbreaking and emotional, and by the end I was RUINED, but in a good way, if that's even possible. The characters are flawed, but this makes them even more real. It's not often that you get characters that are THAT real - they have their flaws, but they're not over-flawed, they have ugly moments, they are unkind, but there is always that element of realness there. The theme that seems to run through the novel is love - one for our family, your friends, your ex partner, and while the plot is not fast paced or exciting, it was one that gripped me.A beautiful, emotional read that tugged at my heartstrings - I loved it.

  • Esmee
    2019-02-14 21:51

    3,5/5 Ik moest dit boek echt even laten bezinken voor ik het sterren kon geven. Het verhaal raakte mij minder dan ik had gehoopt. Toch zat er iets in de geschiedenis van de personages dat ik door bleef lezen, maar helaas met flinke pauze's ertussen.

  • Beth McCraw
    2019-02-12 00:35

    Y’all. This book. THIS BOOK!!! This is why I read, people! Lord have mercy, how will I recover!?!?😭😭😭

  • Nancy
    2019-01-27 21:28

    Ik heb al veel goede dingen gehoord over haar andere boek ‘Versplinterd’. Het is er nog niet van gekomen om dat boek te lezen, maar dankzij de Hebban Leesclub kreeg ik wel de kans om met deze schrijfster kennis te maken via het boek ‘Duet met jou’.Het boek heeft een mooie cover wat me nieuwsgierig maakt naar het verhaal.Het verhaal begint met een voltreffer: de situatie van Joe en David. Deze mannen belanden in het ziekenhuis en vechten voor hun leven. We volgen voornamelijk hun vrouwen Ally en Charlotte.Het boek heeft lange hoofdstukken, maar door de afwisseling van perspectief tussen Ally en Charlotte lijken ze niet zo lang. Via flashbacks leer je de personages beter kennen. Door het heden af te wisselen met flashbacks naar het verleden, blijf je in het verhaal betrokken en besef je waar de 2 vrouwen aan denken in het ziekenhuis.Aangezien het boek zich afspeelt in 1 enkele nacht, ontwikkelen Ally en Charlotte zich niet heel erg met betrekking op hun vriendschapsrelatie. Hun leven verandert die nacht omwille van de levensbedreigende situatie van hun mannen. Die nacht zet hun hele leven op hun kop en ze komen er anders uit. Beiden beseffen dat vroeger in het verleden ligt en dat het heden en toekomst belangrijker zijn. Hierdoor zijn ze in staat de strijdbijl te begraven en te luisteren naar elkaar.Charlotte zegt het zelf op pagina 390: "Wat zij beiden hadden moeten doorstaan, was iets waar ieder mens van zou veranderen." en "De grootste verrassing, voor hen beiden, was de ontluikende vriendschap die tussen hen was ontstaan." Die nacht legde de basis van die vriendschap.Het verhaal heeft een mooie opbouw, ook al is het heel voorspelbaar. Bij het lezen van de achterflap had ik al een vermoeden in welke richting het verhaal zou gaan. In het verhaal zelf zat er nog een geheim verborgen dat voor mij redelijk vlug duidelijk werd. Maar dat neemt niet weg dat ik het verhaal heel graag heb gelezen. De scènes tussen Joe en zijn zoon Jake brachten me constant tot ontroering. Hoe Jake zijn knuffel haalde om over Joe te waken, hoe hij diezelfde knuffel van het bed duwde omdat Joe nog steeds niet wakker was, hoe hij hun verhaal voorlas: deze momenten deden me allemaal een krop in de keel krijgen. Dani Atkins krijgt het voor elkaar om de triestige momenten heel mooi te beschrijven zodat je meehuilt. Ze heeft een mooie schrijfstijl die op je gevoelens werkt. Ze weet precies welke woorden of acties een scène nodig heeft om het naar een hoger niveau te tillen. Ik ben ervan overtuigd dat iedereen zal huilen bij het lezen van dit boek. Dani Atkins heeft er een fan bij en ik kan niet wachten om ‘Versplinterd’ te lezen!

  • Salma Mattar
    2019-01-24 18:48

    One of the greatest novels of all time .. I'll treasure this book and keep it in a dear place in both my heart and my library.I cant describe how I'm feeling after I finished it .. My heart is shuttered because even when I predicted the most important 3 things .. I still couldn't get over what happened and the way the Author delivered this book to us .. she kept me in an aww with her magnificent and one of a kind way of writing as she kept my heart aching after finishing each chapter.When I was reading the early chapters I spoil the ending on myself by reading the last pages .. unlike every time I did it to myself I read every single page of : Our Song and when I read those pages again I couldn't stop my tears .. I was utterly and completely shuttered & couldn't stop my tears .. real freaking waterfall of tears !If this novel turned to a movie-keeping the author as script writer - I'm sure as the sun it will be an Oscar winning one that people will never forget..I'll leave you with this quote between my favorite couple ❤️ :“I love you,’ he whispered into the curtain of blonde hair billowing back from my face as we skated. He’d said the words before, many times, but there was something in them that felt different this time“I love you too,’ I replied, turning my face to his and opening my eyes. The rink was now completely empty except for the two of us, but I didn’t see that. I couldn’t see anything beyond the expressions on his face as he looked at me. If I live to be a hundred years or more, I swear I will die with the memory of that look burned into my heart.”

  • Kattaleiin
    2019-02-06 22:47

    This was a good Story, nice Plot and very well written. But the thing is - it didn't had something special in it. The beginning and all of the switching between past and present and the perspectives; it got me hooked. Still, even before I was half through, I could predict everything, and I was always right, even at the End. So at the End, I always got a little bored...I don't want to say that it's because "It's cliché" (as usual), I mean it had something. But that something wasn't something that stands out and makes this book unique...In conclusion: It's still a really gripping, emotional and sweet (but predictable) Lovestory:)

  • Kirstie
    2019-02-12 16:35

    Loved it!

  • Sarah
    2019-02-02 21:41

    Good page turner, and would have given it 3 stars, but I found the ending both predictable and emotionally manipulative.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-19 16:33

    This was not a perfect book, but it was an example of a book that kept my interest the whole way through, and finished with a satisfying resolution.My main complaint is that the book opens with these two guys who are both absolutely the most perfect husbands ever. And I’m sorry, but even the best husbands are just not that perfect!!! These guys are irritatingly wonderful, their every thought stuck on how magnificent their wives were, and how much they wanted to get back to them. Yeah, yeah, okay, we get it. Anyway, so poor Joe finds himself trying to help some kids rescue their dog from the ice. He can’t help himself, he has to do what he can to save the dog after rescuing one of the children. But that’s where he gets himself into trouble, and we spend the rest of the book hearing about how wonderful he was in bits and pieces. Yet, the book spends much more time focussing on the amazing David, and how he and Ally were soulmates once. But now he’s with Charlotte. Why? How dare she? Clearly Ally lost him in an unfair fight. Her consolation prize was obviously Joe. Poor thing. Now maybe Joe can drop off the perch and she and David can be together again when his own health emergency is managed? I’ll admit it, that’s what I was thinking for a while, wondering if that was the direction that Dani Atkins was taking. If so, I did think it was a bit much, that it would be quite the distasteful turn of events. However, instead we get the chance to learn more about their relationships and how it came to this point. In the end, I guess the necessary plot twists had to be done to finish it neatly. I think it may actually have worked better to simply acknowledge what was going to happen between the two main men, very early in the book. Then we could continue to learn about them, and how they came to this point. Leaving it to the end was not that satisfying, it was sort of obvious what was going to happen, and making it a cliffhanger style of writing, where we’re waiting to see who will make it through was not necessary. Someone ends up heartbroken. In fact, whatever happened, one of these people was always going to end up heartbroken. So, deal with that straight off, so we can understand why. Still, it was beautifully written, and I know that I will keep buying Dani Atkins’ work because it has not disappointed me yet. I think it could have done with some tweaking, but it was extremely enjoyable to read.

  • Joanne
    2019-02-08 18:45

    Dit boek is een emotionele achtbaan en ik had er wel een doos tissues bij nodig! Daar moet je dus wel voor in de stemming zijn. Mooi verhaal en hoewel ik al vanaf het begin van het boek 'bang' was voor een bepaalde complotwending en deze ook uiteindelijk gebeurde, bleef het mij ontzettend boeien.Aanrader! In het Nederlands heet dit boek; Duet met jou