“Fly in the Ointment”–Anne Fine

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Resumé from back cover:

Guilt is in the eye of the beholder . . .

When her cold and indifferent husband vanishes, so does Lois’s old life.  Now she is ready to take her chances again.  There’s only one fly in the ointment: Janie-Gay, ex-partner of the son Lois lost to drugs, and spiteful mother of the small, neglected child she can’t get out of her mind.

Caring’s not something one can lay aside, and Lois is soon tangled in a web of deceit.  Worse, she is on a collision course with a remorseless society that claims to support and protect.  Now, more than ever, she could use the skills of her once frozen heart . . .

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I must have read this novel at least half a dozen times, and each time I do it captivates me.  I think if I was in Lois’s shoes, I’d be tempted to do exactly the same thing ^^  A brilliant book.  One to have on your book shelf and read over and over again.

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8 thoughts on ““Fly in the Ointment”–Anne Fine

    • Anne Fine is more well-known for her children’s books (Mrs Doubtfire & The Diary of a Killer Cat series) however her adult books are excellent too. I’ve read the previously mentioned (love children’s books ^^) and the other adult novel I read is “In Cold Domain” – also an excellent read. A very dark, wicked sense of humour.

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