You’d better make sure you have some spare time when you start this book, because all of a sudden all you want to do is read the next page and the next and the one after that – it was the first time my commute into London was nowhere near long enough. I was trying to read it slowly to enjoy her fabulous turn of phrase, but at the same time, desperately wanting to leap to the end to find out what happened.
A very all consuming book and incredibly clever as a psychological thriller with mass appeal for the very nature of her initially “normal” subject matter. That of a husband and wife and their marriage and essentially it is a study of how well you can expect to know your partner and how much you rely on them for your own personal happiness. Very scary with lots of modern day references to marriage difficulties and separation that rang true for me. “The Thriller of the Year” said the Observer and although I am generally not a reader of thrillers by choice I would have to agree. Personally, I can’t say I was delighted with the ending to be honest, but I can’t talk about that – if you’ve read it, let me know what you think.
She has a very easy,funny, relaxed and observant writer – all with a very individual edge. Love it. I’m recommending it left right and centre because I want to talk about it with everyone.
She dedicates her book to her husband Brett – the man who is going to be eternally questioned about how much effort he puts into making his wife “happy” and to her son, Flynn. This is the thing that I find most puzzling of all – did they really name their child Flynn Flynn? A brave move.
Anyway, no need to outline the plot. Just go and buy it or order it online and save it for your summer holiday read -you won’t be able to put it down.