The Necessary Marriage, Elisa Lodato

The Necessary Marriage,  Elisa Lodato

 

The Necessary Marriage by [Lodato, Elisa]

Genre:,General fiction (adult)

Its kind of hard to rate this book. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but it was gripping reading and I could see how easily the situations could have happened in real life.
I felt pretty uncomfortable over the relationship between Jane and Leonard, he is so much older, and I’d have though both parents and school would have put a stop to it. Still, they didn’t and it leads Jane into a situation that she later realises she may have been too young for.
Marion and Andrew, there are couples similar to this on every street and I could see how Jane got sucked into their lives and the problems that brought her.
I felt for her eldest daughter – can’t recall her name now, some kids so have issues that follow them into adulthood, and the situations she found herself in as an adult were very hard for her. I really was sad for her, could see how upset she was over the art exhibition, and think I’d have felt the same.
I didn’t expect the ending, that came as a bit of a surprise, but looking back was a culmination of events going back years.

Stars:three, a well written book, with some gripping situations but one I didn’t really enjoy, and won’t re-read.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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