Hannah, her husband Clive and son join her sister Jill, her daughter Aisha and friend Tristan on holiday at a villa in France. It immediately becomes apparent that Hannah’s life with a steady, dependable husband, part-time job and lovely son is not what she wants and she feels trapped and unhappy in its predictability. Clive is the second man she has ever had a serious relationship with and she has been with him 15 years, a rebound relationship after a turbulent one with an unpredictable guy.
I found this a very hard read because I wasn’t feeling all that sympathetic to the characters. In fact, the first third of the book seemed rather dull (perhaps that was the point?). It may be that I didn’t enjoy the genre that much as I’m much more interested in thrillers and crime fiction. I’m glad I only paid 20 pence for it as I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would another. I guess I only kept going to see if it would get any better