‘Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive’.
Marmion by Sir Walter Scott.
Ever since the film about Richard Gere offering a $1 million for someone to sleep with him we have seen some variations on this concept.
Just what would you for that amount of money if you were really out of money? And Options? how far would you go?
This was a new idea on the same theme set in the Lake District, UK based around Windermere – which is a lovely, if very touristic, town on the side of the lake. The heroine is a physiotherapist with an obsessed patient who pays her large amounts to sleep with him.
The Lake District, as it name implies, has a number of lakes of varying sizes, but Windermere is the largest with a ferry that travels regularly from one end to the other and round the lake as a trip. there is a lovely hotel set at the far end which has a waterfall in its garden. you need to beware the water levels in the Lake as they vary and sometimes it is not possible to get to it.
We have visited the area a number of times especially in winter.
There was for me a British style of writing – down to earth, pragmatic and not over-emotional. The author writes about that which she knows well as she live sin the area and it is very obvious to those of us who have been there. it is geographically accurate and her knowledge of anatomy comes from her own experience. This makes it ring very true.
A Netgalley review 4 stars for The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly