As soon as I can I order Jane Corry’s novels as, so far, they have been exceptional reads. This one is no different and I was engrossed from start to finish.
Poppy is married to Stuart. They live with their two children, Melissa (17), Daisy (14) and Stuart’s mother, Betty. Poppy is running a successful theatrical agency while Stuart has a dental surgery so, living in their £1million house they are more than comfortable financially. Betty takes on many of the household tasks to allow both of them to pursue their careers.
The story is told from two perspectives: Betty’s life with Jock, Stuart’s father, and Poppy in her pursuance of happiness when she meets a previous lover who left her for her best friend at the time.
The mistake Poppy makes leads to a catalogue of disasters culminating in a trial for murder which is part of the underlying plot.
Full of twists and turns with characters well-rounded and believable along with an underlying family situation which many people can relate to I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Penguin Books UK and Jane Corry for my ARC in return for an honest review.
Another brilliant read from this author. Highly recommended.