The One Plus One
Penguin Books Australia
Suppose your life sucks. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your stepson is being bullied and your daughter has a once in a lifetime opportunity . . . that you can’t afford to pay for.
So imagine you found and kept some money that didn’t belong to you, knowing it would pay for your daughter’s happiness.
But how do you cope with the shame? Especially when the man you’ve lied to decides to help you out in your hour of need . . .
Jess is in hell – Ed has saved her family – but is their happiness worth a lifetime’s soul-searching?
I haven’t read a book by Jojo Moyes before so reading this book was a bit like making a cake without the recipe in front of you – you have an idea of what you might be tasting, what the finished product will be like; you have a lot of ingredients, you know basically what you need to put in – a bit of drama, a bit of hope, and separated mum who loses her job, add more drama, add a couple of loving quirky kids trying to find their way, add a handsome single guy in lots of trouble, and a farty dog , mix the lot together is a big pan ( or small car in this case) and cook. What you end up with is a multi-layered extravaganza that is delicious, beguiling and satisfying.
Must be read with a glass of chocolate port and a wedge of chocolate cake.