Please don’t read this book if you like happy endings. And don’t read this book if you’re a fan of chick lit and romance. Don’t read this book if you want an injection of feel good factor. But DO read this book if you enjoy a novel superbly written, well constructed, splendidly crafted with attention to necessary detail, a subtly executed plot with some equally subtle twists and turns and a final twist that you kick yourself for not seeing (or maybe you DID see) it coming. A novel with every character laid bare, warts and all. A story of controlled and uncontrolled emotion. A story of human frailty and weaknesses, the disintegration of a relationship, the examination of gender priorities and their intrinsic differences. A tale of morality and immorality. It’s told almost clinically but never quite without engagement. Please DO read this book.