7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A humourous, insightful work, full of pathos,
By A Customer
This review is from: Out of the Blue (Paperback)
'Out of the Blue' is a gripping read from start to finish. Faith, the naïve heroine, engages our sympathy from the opening scene. We spend the rest of the novel either willing her to wake up and see things as they really are (the stability of her marriage, the duplicity of her new boyfriend, the wiles of the delicious Lily) or willing her on to achieve the happiness she deserves (as in the wonderful closing scene).
Faith is ably foiled by - a favourite character - her insightful daughter, Katie. Some of the most humorous scenes involve Katie's wry, Freudian insights into relationships. Like Faith's dog, Graham, Katie instinctively distrusts the new boyfriend, Jos. The scene where she pinpoints his fundamental untrustworthiness is one of the best in the book.
Isabel Wolff is an entertaining, thoughtful writer who has, in this her third novel, given us a story full of humour, sharp observation and pathos. Thoroughly recommended!!