This book barely got a 1 star rating.
Ellie's friend, Lucy, who is living is England, is murdered in front of her 8 year old daughter, Sophie. Ellie immediately leaves Boston to be with Sophie, and Lucy's husband, Greg.
Ellie decides she is going to stay in England, leave her husband, Phillip, who incidently, stayed behind in Boston. Her reason? "I don't know."
I thought the entire story was such a joke. She doesn't have a reason other than "I don't know"? But ~ Ellie does feel she has to stay to help Sophie through this traumatic time. I get that. But to leave her husband? Quit her job? But, oh, she would like to see the sights and see more of her brother Mikey (a grown man). And then throw in her globe-trotting, psychologist mother who is commitment phobic, who has an off again/on again relationship with their father, and they want to get married again, but then her mother decides to take a trip to Peru, because she's not sure.
I can't believe I wasted my time trudging through this book in hopes that it would get better.
For those who are commitment phobic, don't know how to have adult conversations and bury their head in "The Secret Garden", and have major communication issues ~ then this is your book.