Kate is very comfortably off, settled with her home and family. A respectable hard working husband who is a good provider, a decent father and a likable husband. Two youngsters - both in private schools doing exceptionally well in rugby and academics respectively with friends of their own, no bad habits, no hanging out with gangs etc.
Turn your life upside down. You go away on a short break in connection with your studies and you return to find your husband's face splashed on every paper in the country and beyond. You are stopped at Immigration and Customs in Canada for questioning. You have papparazzi hanging outside your bedroom windows waiting for a glimpse of you and the children or waiting to interview anyone who knew you even remotely to get some kind of idea of what is happening to Felix Kendall the mastermind behind the money laundering business that has been going on for a decade.
I thought the story was a good one, very plausible and very happening. It somehow took off till midway and then when it should have got better and better, it somehow fell flat. Where it could have got exciting and held you in thrall with what was going to happen next - Kate falling on bad times, moving to a council flat, Felix missing and then turning up, the papparazzi in full force again, the reason behind his absconding and the general fall out on the family as a result of the upheaval somehow was rather dull.
An excellent story but midway I lost interest in the reading as it lacked punch. I did finish it though.