When Elizabeth Price engages private detective Roland ‘Orlando’ Gibbons to find out the truth about her husband’s suspected affair, she unwittingly sets off a chain of correspondence that reunites four formerly close-knit couples. They all live just a few suburban streets away from each other; they are all still married; so how - and why - did they become so estranged?
In a series of letters, each protagonist is far more self-revealing than they would ever be in person. The result is an uproarious and poignant portrait of four marriages, and a story about how little we know those we think we know best.
Long drawn-out narrative that could have been improved by being several chapters shorter and much lighter on the 'f' and 'c' words liberally peppered throughout for no obvious reason.
I fast-forwarded to the last chapter. Not an author I shall be interested in again.
I enjoyed this book, it was not my usual sort of book but I am glad I found it. The narration enhanced the book considerably.