The Runaway Woman

The Runaway Woman

Book - 2014
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Lucy lives a normal life in a normal street. Was she a fool or an angel to want to run away?

Lucy Lovejoy married her childhood sweetheart at 16, but since then she's lost a little more of herself with each passing year. Those looking from the outside think she's like any other wife and mother, but there is no warmth or love at the centre of Lucy's family - her children have watched their father belittle her for years and are, much to her sadness, following in his footsteps.

With her 40th birthday approaching, Lucy discovers that her good-for-nothing husband is having an affair with her sister, a double-betrayal for Lucy, and it shatters her.

Sitting on a bench one day - she looks back at her life, and feels like she's done nothing with it. So, mustering up all of her courage she decides to leave her family and the home she's devoted so many years to, she decides to go out into the world and start a new life.

What will Lucy discover?

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2014.
ISBN: 9780007419937
0007419937
Branch Call Number: FIC Cox
Characteristics: 419 p.

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Aug 23, 2017

Ditto. I must have had nothing else to read.

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4catsdogs
Jul 06, 2014

If you like soap operas, you will enjoy this book. I found it tedious, with chapter after endless chapter of the main character agonising over the past, torturing herself with indecision and asking endless questions of herself until at last what the reader realises will happen in the first few pages, at last happens. I admit to skim reading 75% of the book as it was too awful to read properly.

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