Saturday, December 24, 2016

Separate Lives

Lots of people experience what’s commonly known as a ten year slump/mid-life crisis but when Alex and Susie’s worlds collide it spirals into more than a little bump in the road. Having been partners for more than a decade with two young children, exciting careers and Alex’s big boisterous family by their side, a silent wall has quietly kept them divided. Their London life not as perfect as it always appeared. When Susie glances a text on Alex’s phone, from someone known as P followed by X’s and smiley faces, she must find a way to confront him. What implodes is a world of secrets and betrayals that had been brewing for years. The story is narrated from three different points of view (which I loved) Alex, Susie and P – who happens to be Pippa. There truly are three sides to every story: his, hers and hers, each with their own truths, about marriage, family, friendship and all the different kinds of love that exist - none with a warranty to last a lifetime. Author Kathryn Flett easily kept me turning the pages of this heartfelt saga which was unpredictable filled with twists and turns I could never have imagined. Highly recommend this look at everyday lives turned upside down because of one little text. Life and romance with a smartphone, pretty tricky.

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