- Author Susan Howatch
This is the story of Gavin and Carta, two completely different people living two completely different lifestyles. They meet, they become entangled in each other’s lives and that’s the relationship we follow.
Well, Carta was too absent from the book. She told you about her husband, her job, her fears, but she didn’t reveal anything, she didn’t let you inside her mind. And I think perhaps, Gavin let you too far inside so that he monopolised the story a little bit. A bit more balance would have helped.
This was the third of the three book omnibus by Howatch. The three books do make a series together but are easily read apart as well. I did like the way it kept switching between Carta’s POV and Gavin’s as that managed to keep the story interesting.
Despite my complaints, I really did like this book, it was just a little pretentious, concentrating too much on trying to be modern, maybe? I don’t know. I’m undecided whether to read the others in the series, but I did buy other books of hers to read.