Author: Valerie Martin
Collection: Sea Lovers
I had not read any of Martin's fiction before tackling the opening story in this volume, a collection of work from across her career, so I had no idea what to expect and, being only one story in, I am not sure if this is indicative but it is certainly a good start and I will definitely be reading on.
The narrator is going through a messy break-up. Her husband has left her for another woman but has left his dogs behind. She sees this as a sign that he may return, rather than the more obvious reason that his new love's landlord won't allow pets. As she realises the truth her attitude towards the dogs, on in particular, starts to change.
A fine piece of revenge fiction.
And I must point out how gorgeous this paperback edition is. Beautiful foiled cover. A delight to hold and read.