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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Blue Bath by Mary Waters Sayer

Kat Lind is married, financially very stable and mother to a lively little boy. Her life is even, on track and there do not seem to be any worries on the horizon at all.

A reluctant visitor to an art exhibition in London brings back her past to life. She is the only subject of the painter Daniel Blake who has painted her as he knew her in different forms and even in little sections, becoming the darling of the art world in the process and threatening through his paintings to reveal her very deep love affair of her past to the world.  That it will disrupt her present world is of no doubt.

How Kat tries to balance the two worlds - and is drawn and enters willingly into the present world of the artist and renews their affair whilst her husband is totally unaware of what is happening is the slightly surreal story in this book.

I was reading the book as an onlooker, not actually taking part in the story and it was a different experience. It was slightly fantastic the way the story evolves but realistic in its ending.

I enjoyed the telling of this rather common story of infidelity and of loves past, told in a different way.

The book was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of St. Martin's Press.