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5.0 out of 5 stars Shattering World, 28 Oct. 2011
This review is from: All Yours (Paperback)
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Ines can't understand why her marriage isn't perfect; surely by their age, she and her husband should be getting along nicely. Ernesto has a mistress, however, and Ines only realises this on the discovery of letters and little presents from "All Yours". Unable to settle with the news she decides to track his little deception and witnesses the accidental murder of his mistress.

Ines begins to create her own world as the perfect wife of a murderer and becomes embroiled in denial as she tries to justify his behaviour and her own as she gathers the evidence that could incriminate her husband. What she doesn't expect is the kind of reward he gives her for trying to protect him.

This is a challenging novel about the disintegration of a marriage and a life. It has some classic twists as Ines realises that her husband had a more complicated love life than she thought, and this drives her to commit more than one crime of her own.

The sub-plot of the teenage daughter with whom neither of the parents can communicate adds a poignancy to the tale, and one can only hope that by the end she has escaped the baleful influence of her home.

The book is the length of an Agatha Christie, but with a post-modern shattering of narrative aspects. A must for modern crime readers.
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M. J. Saxton
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Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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