Culture Book Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella By P&J reporter March 8 2018, 3.00pm Share Book Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/entertainment/culture/1425851/book-review-surprise-sophie-kinsella/ Copy Link Sylvie and Dan decide to shake up their marriage after a doctor tells them they are so healthy they could expect to spend another 60 years together. Cue some ill-judged and amusing attempts to surprise each other so the spark stays alive. But the real surprise is when Sylvie finds out the husband she thought she knew inside out has been hiding something from her for years. The revelation makes Sylvie question her whole life and look differently at herself, her family and friends. It’s not as funny as her Shopaholic series but the usual light, easy reading you would expect from bestselling novelist Sophie Kinsella. The characters are too under developed to really come to life, so it’s hard to feel truly involved in the story. And while there are a few twists towards the end, despite the title, there’s little really surprising about this pleasant enough tale.