An intriguing, sexy and gripping tale of marriage, mothers and daughters, and choosing the right kind of life.
Becca thought she was happy. She's been with her husband Martin so long it rarely occurs to her that there could be any other way; her fourteen-year-old daughter is growing up to be confident and clever; and she has an unusually good relationship with her parents.
But when her mother announces that she's leaving Becca's father, suddenly everything changes. Becca's in freefall, as everything she thought was certain is slipping away. When Martin becomes too preoccupied with training for the marathon to listen to her concerns, Becca is drawn, dangerously, to a man who has no right to pursue her.... Whether her marriage will survive or not, Becca's woken up, and she's never going to be quite the same woman again.
Sarah Duncan's first novel, ADULTERY FOR BEGINNERS, was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon New Writers Prize. Before she took up writing and teaching, Sarah worked as an actor, most famously as Rodney's girlfriend (before Cassandra) in ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES. She lives in Bath.