Do you have to be crazy to get married? Anna Maxteds heroine Hannah in Being Committed
certainly does--and shes in no hurry to change her mind. Why should she? Shes got the perfect life (as she sees it); in particular, she has a very interesting job: shes a private investigator for the quaintly-named Hound Dog Investigations, involved in tricky but satisfyingly challenging cases. There's her supportive father (who more than makes up for her less appealing mother). And theres her long-term boyfriend Jason: her five-year relationship with him is another comforting factor in her status quo. Then Jason proposes--and, without hesitation, Hannah say no--why rock the boat? But the boat is definitely rocked for her when Jason decides, shortly after, to get engaged to another woman. Her father thinks shes let a good thing pass her by. And Hannah realises its time to coolly take stock of her life--and what she wants from it.
In both Getting Over It and Behaving Like Adults, Anna Maxted made her mark as a novelist of humour, humanity and insight; her skill with plotting is matched with a talent for realising the individual personalities of her characters with maximum vividness. Thats very much the case in Being Committed, with Hannah the perfect heroine--even though the reader may want to shout at her at times. If Hound Dog Investigations is unlike any detective agency that ever existed on this planet, its hardly a problem: every other detail in this delightful and funny novel rings absolutely true.--Barry Forshaw
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"Funny and a little kooky, even the coldest heart will be thawed" (Company
"A perceptive mix of heartache and humour" (Sunday Express