Author(s): Hannah Persaud
Ryan and Emily seem to have it all, successful jobs, beautiful house and the secret to a happy marriage. A secret that involves certain 'rules'. But beneath the surface trouble is brewing in the shape of Ada. Whimsical, free spirted and beholden to no-one, she represents he freedom that Emily's been striving for and the escape that Ryan didn't know he wanted. As they are separately (and secretly) drawn to her, things start to unravel. The 'rules' are still the rules, to be taken seriously, not to be broken .This is a wonderfully compelling and acutely observed novel which looks unflinchingly at the power of sexual attraction and what can happen when people give into their desires. A page-turning portrait of a contemporary marriage where all is not quite as perfect as it seems.