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Shriver confronts some disconcerting truths that defy a pat, politically correct resolution (New York Times)
A brilliant tale of doomed love (Observer)
A tale of thwarted ambition, rivalry and resentment (Eve)
Shriver has a terrible gift for laying bare for us the emotions that lie just beneath the skin. I doubt that there is any thoughtful woman who does not recognize herself somewhere in Shriver's writing (Financial Times)
A terrific approach shot with which she sets things up for the deadly putaway volley that is Kevin. (Independent)
This book is about the small and large ways we hurt each other in the greatest competition on the face of the earth: Love. Buy it. It belongs on that shelf of books you will return to again and again. (Harry Crews)
A smart, perceptive novel about romance and the rivalry on the tennis court (Sainsbury's Magazine)
Shriver's explanation of Willy's character is so fearless that, although readers may not sympathise with her, they'll understand why she's driven to destroy what she loves (Metro)
What price do you pay for prizing success over love? --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Loved some her other (later) books but lost interest in this one...maybe better for tennis lovers... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miss N S
Good condition. Good value for money. I already read this book from the library but liked it so much I wanted to own a copy and I am not even the least bit interested in tennis!!Published 1 month ago by mrs ja wigglesworth
Brilliant. Lionel shrivel is a good author. This book is exciting even if you're not a tennis fan and caught up in that competitive worldPublished 2 months ago by Elljaygee
Very interesting and a really good read. Really enjoyed insight into competitive marriages. Would recommend to anyone. Would like to know what happened nextPublished 14 months ago by J C.
After Kevin and so much for all of that and a perfectly good family this was a disappointing, almost boring book. I struggled to finish it.Published on 25 Sept. 2013 by BJL
From the author of We Need To Talk About Kevin, this is a book with similar themes on relationships but with a completely different set up. Read morePublished on 20 May 2013 by Sport Nut
Admittedly you have to commit to this novel - but please, a novel "about tennis" this is not! The passages focussing on tennis are really about the other themes of the book -... Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2011 by GH
This book contains no humour, no plot and takes itself way too seriosly.
Only read if you like over written, wordy, dull novels
with characters you don't like or care... Read more