Growing up in San Francisco, Meg took her role as the responsible eldest daughter seriously. As an adult, she continued on that path and created a superficially perfect existence with her husband and their three children. But lately Meg’s been feeling her husband isn’t pulling his weight around the house and is distant as well, so when her incredibly attractive boss makes a move shortly after Meg receives devastating news about her mom, Meg gives in.
Although The Good Woman was an entertaining, emotionally-charged work of fiction, I hated Meg. I could get past her cheating on her husband, but I couldn’t forgive her for skipping out on her son’s baseball game so she could have sex. Furthermore, she entirely abandoned the kids at one point even as her parents insisted she go back home. Once she gave up the façade of perfection, Meg threw away even the slightest bit of maturity and shut herself off from all her problems. It was a believable reaction, but knowing that couldn’t make me like her.
Review copy provided by BookSparksPR.