Respectable, middle-aged women do not embark on crazy shop lifting sprees.
But Alice Green realises that being over fifty is much the same as being invisible, so why not make the most of it? Her head-in-the-sand husband doesn’t notice the mountain of clothes and the piles of stationery.
When two police cars draw up outside her house in leafy, upmarket Edinburgh, Alice backtracks through her memories, recasting the events – and people – who chipped away at her confidence and contentment over the years. What happened between the heady university days and the sad marriage to a husband who gets more excitement from his computer than from his wife?
A very rare thing – a literary novel about female ageing and sexuality that pulls no punches, and it should be applauded for that.
— Chapter and Verse
With a voice as unique as its heroine, Lynn Michell tells the story of one woman’s attempt to understand and acknowledge her past in order to secure and save her future. Her characters are strong and believable. Her settings in Birmingham and Edinburgh are recognisable and fresh, yet coloured by the emotional baggage that Alice brings to them.
— Brook Cottage Books
Easy to read but engrossing and believable. It even made me understand better my own time of acting oddly. I wanted to keep reading until the end.
— Odaline, Amazon reader review
Alice feels she becomes invisible. Her husband is married to his computer. And instead of breaking that computer over his head, she starts stealing and stealing becomes a habit… The strength of the book is its humour and that humour remains, despite the drama and the serious issues posed in the narrative about women in today’s society.