Aussie Author Challenge Book Reviews

Book Review: Infidelity by Hugh Mackay #AusRead17

Forty-three-year-old Australian psychologist Tom Harper is in London on a self-imposed exile after a sexual indiscretion with a client when he meets Sarah Delacour at the Royal Academy one day. It isn’t love at first sight but there is a definite connection between the two. Sarah is beautiful, charming and intelligent and a professor by trade. However, she is morally trapped by some decisions from her past.

Tom falls deeply in love with Sarah who has demons of her own. Sarah plays the role of a woman in love but Tom fears she might not be willing to commit.

Infidelity delves into relationships, why we behave the way we do and why we choose who we do. I picked this book up with great hopes but it fell flat for me. The only thing I could identify with was Tom’s choice of partners {as a psychologist, we have this weird thing where we are attracted to people we subconsciously think need rescuing} but apart from that, I just could not get into it. Sarah was a very one-dimensional character. While her weird rituals are sort of explained, there’s still a lot about her that does not make sense. Her friendship group seemed to be a caricature. There also wasn’t enough in the plot to keep me gripped. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t like the book.

My rating:

***Read and reviewed for the 2017 Aussie Author Challenge***

Until next time,

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