The truth reveals itself. When Elina and Ted are on their way to Simmy’s parents’, they stop at a coastal town, Lyme Regis. It is then that Ted remembers, and he suffers a panic attack. Then he confronts his parents, and they reveal the truth. Ted was Theo, his mother was Lexie, and she died drowned in Lyme Regis, when she was there with her lover Rob Crowe. After that, Felix took him home with him… to Margot’s house as he had married her. Felix was forced to marry her because she got pregnant, but she suffered miscarriage after miscarriage. Somehow albeit reluctant, Margot took the child in, and she managed to erase his mother’s memories. Poor Lexie
That revelation causes Ted a terrible shock. He gets in bed and won’t talk to anybody. Elina finally does something to snap him out of him. She finds out the articles his mother wrote, especially the article she wrote about him and maternity. That was a lovely end to this bittersweet story.
I would have liked to see more about Margot and what her real feelings were. It is clear that her mother played a nefarious role in her life, and I guess she became the way she was because of her mother.
I really loved the story. The beginning was quite strange as I wasn’t sure what the story was about, and the original style threw me a bit. Yet, I really loved it as I kept reading. I’m sure I will read more books by this author!