The book is written in a readable, flowing style directly into English by the Swiss author. Claire, her husband and circle of middle class friends believe themselves to be in full control of their perfect lives and destinies. However the aftermath of 9/11, London city gang violence, a car accident and financial wheeling and dealing can easily destroy dreams. No one is an island.
Dave hadn't been invited to Scotland. Claire wasn't
surprised; after all he wasn't the kind of guy who would
get a promotion. He hated the City more than anything,
the phoniness, the power games, the greed.