This isn’t an easy book to read. What Davis and Rosy do to Kate is inexcusable. When Kate travels to France with her sister Tash to find them, she is at her wits’ end. When she finally manages to find her and talks to her, Roxy doesn’t show any signs of regret or guilt. My goodness, this is her mother, and she got between her and the man who married her, fully aware how much this would hurt her. Despite Kate’s attempts to make return, there is nothing she can do. Alistair ends up flying in, and all she does is get into a scuffle with Davis, but he shows no repentance either. Kate talks to Davis too, but he has no shame. He is nothing but a selfish creep. Despite all her efforts, she has to return to England alone.
I can hardly imagine how she can put up with the following months. It must have been hell on earth for poor Kate. In these months she has just got the odd email and call, but nothing else. It is five months after her return that she gets a letter from Roxy. She simply says that things with Davis haven’t worked and she wants to come home. At once, Kate tells her she is welcome. So one or two days later she goes to pick her daughter up, and Kate feels over the moon. All Rosy has done to her is forgotten, and when Roxy is finally with her, the only thing she says is that the thing with Davis got too intense, so she broke up. Naturally, Davis didn’t make it easy for her to leave, so she moved to Paris and changed her phone numbers, and here she is. What I didn’t like is that not even once does Roxy apologise as if what she did was not important. I really hoped she could admit she had made a mistake and recognise how much she understands she hurt her mother. I know that as a mother all Kate wants is to have her back and forget the last months. Yet, she also acts like a door mat as if Roxy had all the power, and she should kiss the floor where the girl treads on.
Even though some parts were uncomfortable to read, I really enjoyed the book. It was a very difficult topic, and I think it was done in a very logical and sensitive way. It was a compelling read, and I could hardly put it down.