There is nothing quite as wonderful as a reviewer getting exactly what you set out to do in a book!
“We can see ourselves in situations in which we just don’t want to see another person’s possible ulterior motives and don’t want to be the kind of suspicious, doubting person we fear we might become. We understand Gwen, we feel for her. Slowing Gwen’s realization is uncertainty about what Nicola is really up to or what motivates her actions. Lacking that, it’s so much easier – and Nicola makes it much more convenient – for Gwen just to take their friendship at face value.”
Thanks so much to Vicki Weisfeld for this insightful review!