We kick off the book with 40 year old Emma, her rugby coach husband James and 2 children Uri and Lara upping sticks and moving from Dublin to London. in preparation for James starting his new job.
19 hours after arriving in London a stressed out Emma is all ready homesick.
Emma is lucky that her younger sister Bab’s (13 years younger) lives in London, so gets to spend time with her, while James just seems to be getting on with his new job.
Bab’s offers Emma a job working with her, and hopes this will help Emma settle into life in London.
After a while of things seeming to be going along fine, James starts to receive sextexts on his mobile phone, he seems to think its some of the lads from work larking about.
Emma also starts to receive texts and soon gifts start arriving at their home.
It soon becomes clear that they have a stalker, a stalker that want's James and wants Emma out of the way. Can this marriage survive all that is thrown at it?
It is a good few years since I read the 3 previous books in this series, but once I started reading this one my memories of the previous books come flooding back. I love the way these books are written with such humour, a proper make you smile read. Yet also quite serious at times. I would recommend you don’t sit in your works canteen reading this with a stupid grin on your face and laughing in parts like I did, because you just get strange looks. (well more strange looks than I normally get) All in all it was a really enjoyable read.
Sinead Moriarty's riveting new novel, Mad About You, will make every reader stop and think about the importance of trust in relationships - how fragile it can be, how easily damaged, how hard to repair. Sinead combines the storytelling genius of Jodi Picoult, and the compassion and humour of Marian Keyes, in a gripping story of contemporary marriage.
Emma and James Hamilton have weathered lots of storms in their ten-year marriage. From the heartbreak of infertility, to the craziness of then becoming parents to two babies in one year, to coping with James losing his job, somehow they have always worked as a team.
However, the pressure of moving from Dublin to London for James's new job - away from familiar surroundings and the family Emma loves - puts them under stress like never before. So when James starts getting texts from a stranger - texts that show startling insights into their lives - Emma is not sure what to think. She is far from home, isolated and before long finds herself questioning everything about their relationship.
Maybe those texts are telling her the truth and the life she believed to be solid and secure is just a mirage. Somehow she has to get a grip, but how can she do that when a stranger is set on driving Emma out of her home and her marriage?
Vicki –I Love Reading