When Moriarty’s protagonist Alice falls off her bike during spin class, bangs her head and loses all memory of the last ten years of her extremely momentous life, she also loses the maelstrom of feelings accompanying those many years. If you found yourself back at the beginning of a ten-year marriage while your spouse was living with the experience of those ten years, and you discovered you were on your way to getting a divorce, what would you do?
To avoid any spoiler alerts, I will not provide any more storyline. I will say that I became so wrapped up in Alice’s life as her memory slowly returned page after page, I almost tossed the book aside near the end when I thought Alice was going to make the absolutely wrong decision – at least as far as I was concerned. Buy it. Read it. Take note if you’re not married yet. Moriarty will provide solid insight into our oldest of social institutions.