There's only so much self-improvement a girl can take. It was time for a break from Middlemarch and Colloquial Italian. I really needed a damned good read.
Books of the Year to be a little too highbrow for my current purpose, so I turned to my Open University friend Cathy and her blog Cathyreadsbooks for inspiration. I've never met Cathy, but from what I know of her writing and her blog I feel that we're on the same wavelength. What's more, I think she knows a good read when she sees one. So when she said that Damage by Josephine Hart was one of her favourites, I knew it was worth a try.
I wasn't disappointed. A successful middle-aged man has an affair. But this is no ordinary affair; it's obsessive, all-consuming and the woman in question is his son's girlfriend. It's shocking and horribly compelling. I'd forgotten that guilty pleasure of devouring a book in one sitting, so thank you Cathy for reminding me.