The Good House
By Ann Leary
Slow to begin, but well worth it. A book that will draw you in slowly then hit you for six.
Hildy Good is hiding a secret from her town, her family – and even herself. A funny, poignant and revealing novel that’s become a word of mouth smash-hit in the US.
Hildy Good has reached that dangerous time in a woman’s life – middle-aged and divorced, she is an oddity in her small but privileged town. But Hildy isn’t one for self-pity and instead meets the world with a wry smile, a dark wit and a glass or two of Pinot Noir. When her two earnest grown-up children stage an ‘intervention’ and pack Hildy off to an addiction centre, she thinks all this fuss is ridiculous. After all, why shouldn’t she enjoy a drink now and then?
But we start to see another side to Hildy Good, and to her life’s greatest passion. Soon, a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, with devastating consequences.