I enjoyed reading this book of Marian Keyes. You've probably heard about the term "six degrees of separation" it's a theory on how we people tend to be connected somehow with one person, which in this case the characters to the story of this book. Story of four different women in a twist of faith had shared one man the very dashing big shot politician Mr. Paddy Decourcy.
The book was written in a way each women have their own chapters. I like Lola's chapters it's written like a diary blog. She a stylist nursing a heartache after ex bf paddy suddenly found out that he's to marry another woman whom she didn't even know existed. Exiled to Co. Clare by her friends, ended up making friends with the locals (Boss and company are hilarious! If you could see local small town pubs out here you'll find the description really funny).
Grace is a feisty journalist who also knew Paddy when he and her twin sister Marnie used to date him before he became a politician. Grace' chapters were written as normally how a book would be. A feisty, strong character among the rest made me think how she got involve with the said man. Her sister's chapters (Marnie) were written in third person. As her story unfolds, I became drawn to her personality and the life that she's living. Working as a nurse I've seen my share of alcoholics who promises to stop drinking when sick then by a few months back again with the same problem.
I salute Ms. Keyes for writing about sensitive topics and pulling it off. Alicia's chapters were short and few thus I didn't felt much of her presence. It was her chapter who ended the book and I couldn't help but think what will happen to her by the time Mr. Decourcy has too much time on his hands and nothing to keep his mind busy, it made me cringed!
Aside from alcoholism it also covers journalistic integrity, political
corruption, domestic abuse, rape, abusive relationship and sexual
preference. I've always have a soft spot for Ms. Keyes and there's no book of her that I'll not buy and read. It will always be a worth while laugh and a brilliant read. Although a long one, once you get the hang of it you'll be so absorb in it you'll finish it in no time.