By Margot Livesey

A taut emotional mystery approximately love, obsession and the secrets and techniques that pull a relatives apart.

Donald believes he understands all there's to understand approximately seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests guaranteed that he and his spouse, Viv, who works on the neighborhood stables, will reside out quiet lives with their young children. Then Mercury—a wonderful younger racehorse—enters their lives and every thing changes.

Viv’s good friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death—he was once driving Mercury overdue one afternoon and the pony again to the stables on my own. whilst Hilary first brings Mercury to board on the stables every person there's struck through his attractiveness and prowess, really Viv. As she rides him, Viv desires of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the objectives of grandeur that she held for herself prior to relocating to the suburbs. yet her daydreams quickly morph into eating hope, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred quick escalates to obsession.

By the time Donald is familiar with the switch that has come over Viv, it truly is too past due to forestall the approaching destiny that either their activities have wrought for them and their family. A fantastically crafted, riveting novel in regards to the ways that relationships may be disrupted and, finally, destroyed by means of obsession, secrets and techniques and ever-escalating lies.

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