It took me two weeks just to get to a hundred pages in this book. Usually if I don't care for a book I will at least finish it but I just could not get into this book. It was boring, and too many characters to keep up with. I would not recommend this book.
The Daily Mail
'...its high-class, well-structured, with enough juicy sub-plots and interesting minor characters to keep you gripped through many a chilly evening
Set against a background of newspaper journalism and politics, and the exhilarating freedom of the backpackers' trail, SHEER ABANDON is perhaps the most exciting and intriguing of all Penny Vincenzi's novels.
One night in 1987 an abandoned baby girl is found in a cleaning cupboard at Heathrow airport. A year earlier, three girls, Martha, Clio and Jocasta had met by chance, at the start of a backpacking adventure: they travelled together briefly and then separated to go their different ways, swearing to meet again when they return home. But it would be a long time until they met again: not until Kate, the foundling, is a teenager, and the three women are all leading successful lives. Martha is a fiercely single, highly paid corporate lawyer, Clio a doctor, locked in an unhappy marriage to a surgeon, and Jocasta a reporter for a tabloid newspaper, in love with a charming commitment-phobe. Which of them is Kate's mother? Why was she desperate enough to do such a thing, and how did she survive it?
About the Author
Penny Vincenzi began her career as a junior secretary for Vogue and Tatler . She later worked as Fashion and Beauty Editor on magazines such as Woman's Own , before becoming a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan . She is the author of two humourous books and nine previous novels. Penny Vincenzi is married with four daughters.
From the back cover:
THREE GLAMOROUS WOMEN...
Clio, clever, ambitious, locked in an unhappy marriage to a surgeon. Martha, fiercely single, dedicated to her job, but secretly rather vulnerable. Jocasta, wild and impulsive, in love with a charming commitment-phobe, ripe for a new affair.
THREE GLITTERING CAREERS...
Clio is a successful doctor. Martha, a highly paid corporate lawyer, just embarking on a career in politics, and Jocasta is a reporter for a tabloid newspaper with an infallible instince for a big story.
ONE VERY GUILTY SECRET...
One of these three women... (Oh, you'll have to read the back cover yourself)