I happened upon this book by accident and found it ideal meat for entirely engrossing oneself in a good story on wet afternoons. The writing is intelligent and yet easy, without being contrived or relentlessly ramming metaphors into the reader's face. However, the promising style with which the book opened, did metamorphose, as it progressed, more towards the realms of 'chicklit' than I felt necessary, for instance with the attitudes and behaviour of the main male protagonist. A really intriguing premise for a novel, only spoilt by the slightly hurried ending, which gave the impression that the writer had suddenly wished to 'wrap things up' in the next half dozen pages. However, I felt involved with the main female character throughout, enjoyed the book a great deal and will certainly read other work by this author in the future.