Friday 24 May 2024

Review - Piglet by Lottie Hazell

Piglet by Lottie Hazell
Publisher: Random House UK
Release date: 25 January 2024
Back cover blurb: Her life is so full, so why is she hungry? For Piglet, getting married is her opportunity to reinvent. And who could blame her, with a childhood nickname like that? Together, Kit and Piglet are the picture of domestic bliss – effortless hosts, a covetable wedding... But if a life looks too good to be true, it probably is. Thirteen days before they are due to be married, Kit reveals an awful truth, cracking the façade Piglet has created. It has the power to strip her of the life she has so carefully built, so smugly shared. But to do something about it would be to self-destruct. Because there are things you can’t tell your friends, your family. If they could all just leave her to get through the next fortnight, then she can get everything back under control. As the hours count down to the big day, Piglet is torn between a growing appetite and the desire to follow the recipe, follow the rules. Surely, with her husband, she could be herself again. Wouldn’t it be a waste for everything to curdle now?

Piglet whose real name is Pippa, a fact we don't learn until the very end of this novel is what is commonly known as a 'foodie'.

She has always loved cooking, baking, (and eating to help hide her Sister's eating disorder) from a young age.

Kit is Piglet's perfect man. They have just moved in to their dream home together (with Piglet's dream kitchen) just weeks before their wedding.

Then Kit tells Piglet something so devastating that she doesn't know how to deal with it.

So she bakes, and eats, and cooks, and eats, and bakes, and eats, and cooks, and eats in a continuous cycle. until she can no longer fit into her wedding dress.

She goes along with the wedding regardless, a day that has always been fated to end in ruins. But she loves Kit, in spite of everything.

We never find out exactly what Kit did, though it can probably be assumed that he cheated?

But I quite like this air of mystery as we are focused and fully invested in Piglet herself, and rightly so!

This a brilliant, unique and quirky debut novel and I'm really excited to see what this author has up their sleeve next.

Piglet is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

x Vicky-Leigh x

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