The reason I picked bought this book was the words of praise from my favourite author Marian Keyes, on the back cover. I loved this author’s voice from get go.
Toby Fleishman is heading towards middle-age, separated, soon to be divorced, and about to discover New Yorks dating scene when his wife Rachel dumps their two children at his place and disappears. Toby is left juggling the practicalities of work, kids, and his new sex life with women he connects with via a dating app while trying to figure out where Rachel is, and wallowing over the unfairness of it all.
Brodesser-Akner is a clever, clever writer and I read with pens in hand, underlining, and high-lighting. She writes with depth and insight and raw honesty. The sex is graphic because she tells it how it is in that part of society. I didn’t agree with everyone’s outlook on life but I believed her characters, I believed the story and the resolution did not disappoint. I loved the ending.