It is in 1950s’ Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim in the shadow of the pier and Marion is smitten – determined her love will be enough for them both.
A few years later in Brighton Museum Patrick meets Tom. Patrick is besotted with Tom and opens his eyes to a glamorous, sophisticated new world.
Tom is their policeman, and in this age it is safer for him to marry Marion. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.
This is a bit of a different book for me but I enjoyed it none the less. It is set in Brighton, where I love visiting when I get the chance, I feel a book always feels a bit special when it is set in a place you know. It is set in 1950’s and I found it interesting to see what that era was all about, The story shows the reality of homophobia and how someone that is affected by it can relate to it. I found it a hard read and quite sad about what people had to put up with back then and now unfortunately, it is the tale of three people who never got their happy ending but all wished they had. This book is going to become a film soon so it will be interesting to see how it is portrayed across the screen. I am glad I have read the book first.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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