Marian Keyes is a brilliant chick lit author. However, as good as this book is, I did find it quite hard to get into, but it is worth it if you stick with it, as the story does get going, it just takes a while. It also deals with some very sensitive issues, which I found quite hard to read, having gone through a similar experience myself with a family member. I wont spoil it but it is a good thing to be aware of if you find this sort of thing difficult to deal with, or like me, know what its like. These are the only reasons I've given it 4 stars rather than 5, I still highly recommend this book.