Lisa always used to rescue Elliot from bullies when they were kids and now he has turned up on her doorstep after living in Australia for twenty years. Maybe this time it’s Lisa who needs rescuing. Her husband, Mike, is out of work and in a funk, and her two kids are keeping something from her.
With flashbacks between now and the 1990s, this is a beautiful, touching story about friendship and loyalty. The characters totally drew me in and I loved every second of it – definitely one of my favourite books of the year.