A woman on the edge buys a one-way ticket to Spain, leaving all of her responsibilities behind...
Linda Costa is a woman on the edge.
She thought that life would be easier now her kids are older, and she'd be spending her days on the tennis court or at boozy lunches with friends. But her never-ending merry-go-round of responsibilities is worse than ever, and her worries about her teenagers, her stressful job and the cracks in her marriage to the oblivious Rob have left her feeling like she might crack up at any moment.
And then, one day, Linda decides she's had enough, and hops a plan to Spain for some sunshine and much-needed perspective. Rob and the kids can learn to manage without her for a couple of weeks.
While relaxing by the pool, Linda wonders where to go from here. She's no longer satisfied with waiting out this difficult time, hoping things will get better. She needs to make a change, and find happiness again. Could the first step be putting an end to her once loving but now spark-free marriage?
As the sunny days go by, Linda keeps avoiding the big decisions she has to make. And, to confuse things further, she meets the charming, handsome Kabir - and the idea of returning home to the chaos seems less and less tempting all the time. Maybe the secret to happiness is starting a new life in Spain, and escaping all of her worries permanently...
When Maria Duffy left her career in the bank to become a stay-at-home mum, she never dreamed that writing, something she's always loved, would become her job one day.
She lives in Dublin with her husband Paddy and their four children.
Her bestselling novels include Any Dream Will Do, One Wish and A Love Like This.