So apparently I’ve been out of the loop on Marian Keyes’ books. The first book I picked up by Keyes was The Other Side of the Story, which is still my favorite, although Angels comes in at a close second, and it is one of her later works. All of her books are stand alone novels as far as I’m aware, but her earlier works involve a female lead who is part of a five-sister family and each sister has her own book.
Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents’ Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her apartment, The Most Fabulous Job In The World™ and above all, it means her husband, Aidan.
But nothing in Anna’s life is that simple …
Not only is her return to Manhattan complicated by her physical and emotional scars – but Aidan seems to have vanished.
Is it time for Anna to move on? Is it even possible to?
This books holds elements of mystery throughout the beginning. Being home in Dublin, when she lives in New York, is the first clue that something bad has happened. Not only that, but Anna is badly injured, but we don’t find out why right away of course. So the reader keeps wondering, well what happened to her? How did she get so badly hurt? Then when Anna arrived back in New York, the question is where is Aidan?
These mysteries had me reading a lot longer than I had planned in one sitting. I just really wanted to find out what happened and when you do its like taking a deep breath after holding it underwater for so long.
I really enjoyed the journey to recovery Anna took and all the characters who were involved and helped her along the way. It made me keep reading because I wanted to know that Anna was going to be ok.