‘I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.’
‘Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?’
Douglas Petersen understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home.
He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together.
So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.
What could possibly go wrong?
WOW! What a book. I was hooked right from the start to the very end. I wanted to saviour this book so much I read it in a week. David has a way of drawing you in to his books that I find utterly irresistible. The main characters are Douglas and his wife Connie and their son Albie. I think people will be able to relate to these characters as David manages to write about personal problems that affect people in day to day life. This story is filled with sadness, joy and happiness. I just loved this book so much, I would definitely recommend it and I would put it in my list of my favourite books of 2014.