The Wrong Man is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing another of her books – The Godmother – soon.
‘In the weeks that followed, Jane did her best not to think about anything very much. Usually, it worked. But every so often she would freeze, and tremble at the terrifying realisation that she wanted to leave her husband.’
While many regard her marriage with admiration and a touch of envy, Jane Lytton quietly reaches the shocking conclusion that her relationship with Michael, a successful banker with little time for her – or the nitty-gritty of family life – is failing.
Even daring to contemplate leaving Michael is daunting. With no obvious outward signs of any marital problems, family and friends greet news of the predicament with a mixture of anger and uncomprehending sympathy.
Forced to accept that she is alone, Jane takes drastic steps that veer her life off course. When at last her vision clears to reveal the best chance of happiness, it looks as if she may have left it too late. Being with the wrong man does not make finding the ‘right’ one any easier.
Amanda Brookfield’s loving but unflinching dissection of marriage and relationships is timeless and irresistible. The Wrong Man demonstrates brilliantly why she got her well-deserved reputation for writing about women’s lives with humour and honesty.
*Please note this title was originally published as *Walls of Glass. **
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My Review of The Wrong Man
The book shows that appearances can be misleading, especially in relationships. Jane’s journey to find herself and feel empowered reminds us that even seemingly perfect relationships can have problems.
The author skillfully tells a captivating story about Jane’s inner struggles. Jane tries to hide her true feelings and pretend to be content, but this leads to intense emotional moments. Readers can relate to her battle between societal expectations and her own desires. Watching Jane transform from a hesitant woman to someone taking control of her life is inspiring.
The book explores love, sacrifice, and finding happiness in a touching way. The writing keeps readers interested, and unexpected twists make the story even more exciting. The book makes the reader reconsider what happiness and relationships, even friendship, really mean.
Amanda Brookfield is the bestselling author of many novels including Good Girls, Relative Love, and Before I Knew You, and a memoir, For the Love of a Dog starring her Golden Doodle Mabel. She lives in London and has recently finished a year as Visiting Creative Fellow at University College Oxford.
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