Annabelle McKay's midlife crisis as her empty-nest marriage to historian Grant falls into the doldrums, flashes from current day back to the 1970's when they first met. Annabelle and Grant love each other deeply, but the glue that holds their marriage together might not be enough once the kids are (mostly) grown. The new emptiness in their house begins to fill up with dangerous thoughts and emotions related to an earlier, difficult time in their life together, a time they have agreed never to speak of again. This chapter in their marriage becomes "the stuff that never happened." It did happen, though, and when a new crisis in their lives threatens to break through the silence, Annabelle and Grant have to face the ramifications of keeping their mutual secret. This book is wry, witty, cynical and worldly.
Rating: 4.4 Very Good