Janet and John are married. They are happy and successful people and dearly love their two children. They lead their daily lives mostly independently, relaxing in their large house with a large mortgage. Janet’s release from the house and her domestic chores is a part-time job where she works for a local company amongst other women enjoying the banter and humour that the environment and job bring. John has a successful and demanding career in the City; he takes his work and life very seriously. He doesn’t get to see as much of his family as he wishes, and he does have that mortgage to pay for. As their lives move on, they both become embroiled in separate adventures and dramas, each reaching a stunning climax.
This innovative idea sees two sides of a relationship with each book telling from one partner’s perspective and both Janet and John desperate to shield secrets from each other. The dialogue between the couple is the same in each book, although the inference and understanding is far from identical.
From the return of a family holiday each book tells a story; one from Janet’s point of view, the other from John’s. The dialogue is identical although the inference and understanding is far from it. A pair of psychological, intertwining thrillers; we see how Janet and John’s individual lives each develop into roller-coaster rides, ranging between genial humour to dark fear and trepidation; each blissfully unaware of their partner’s plight while they try to sort their own life and find solutions to their own problems. Only there are twists. You think you found them out? But have you read both books?
Each book may have unforeseeable endings, but only by reading both books can the final, complete picture be uncovered.