Nina and Michael Lewis are the perfect couple. He is the supremely ambitious deputy-editor of the Sunday Herald, she the cool,
elegant daughter of an academic, whose social connections make her the ideal complement to him.
Yet when Michael finally achieves a long-awaited career promotion, the triumph sends a devastating series of shock waves through Nina's world. Secrets come to light, old certainties fade, and there are betrayals.
As Nina senses her safe life starting to crumble, she is increasingly drawn to the Reverend Alexander whose clearly defined values seem the one rock in a landscape of deceit.
But if Nina is no longer a perfect wife, what has she now become?
Cristina Odone is a journalist, editor and writer. She has written four novels; THE SHRINE, A PERFECT WIFE, THE DILEMMAS OF HARRIET CAREW, THE GOOD DIVORCE GUIDE.