Fran and her husband Nathan seem to be the perfect family on the surface. They have two lovely children and have just moved to a large farmhouse at the edge of The Fens, where Nathan grew up. One night Fran wakes to find Nathan has not come to bed. She decides to go and look for him and is devestated in her discovery. In the coming days Fran’s world is turned upside down. Just how well did she know her husband, and what were the real reasons he wanted to return to The Fens? Fran will end up questioning every aspect of her marriage.
I have read many of Cristobel Kent’s other books, mainly her Sandro Cellini crime novels set in Florence and a couple of her other books set in Italy. This is the first book of hers I have read set in England and I had high hopes. It is an intelligent book with a brilliant plot with so many twists and turns my head was spinning. Needless to say I didn’t work out the ending. I found the characters very affable and realistic. Fran’s character did make me think just how well do we really know someone when we get into relationships and how we trust what they tell us. I had empathy for her situation and the trust she had put in her husband. The book was well written, my only complaint was that on occasion the timeline jumped around and I wasn’t quite sure where I was, it was all a bit confusing. Overall I did enjoy the book, it was a compelling read, as are her other books but maybe not as good as some of her others. I highly recommend her Sandro Cellini novels.