“A perfect stranger wants her perfect life.
Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State.
Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home – and her marriage – by this ambitious younger woman.
Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?”
I downloaded this because it was a bargain on Amazon for my Kindle – but for once, this was a good method of choosing a book!
I enjoyed it from the start. I really liked Grace – and was rooting for her throughout. There were some flashbacks to her youth – but these felt like they were needed for part of the story and weren’t contrived. The story also flipped between the US and UK – but both felt really well written (and from looking afterwards, I can see that Jane Green has lived in both countries – and that is evident in the believability (is that a word?!) of both locations.
I felt it was very well written – and the recipes at the end of certain chapters were fabulous – I will definitely be cooking some of them in the future!!
Overall a fabulous escapist read. Another triumph for Ms Green.