Now, this is published as a box set, although it seemed to me it was just one continuous story and not separate episodes at all, although I do understand many authors are doing this sort of thing these days. I'm not sure I like that, but it is was it is and all authors have to try innovative methods to sell their product. Nonetheless, this is an outstanding product Moon is selling.
I loved the fresh, very different style she brought to her work. Written from the first person perspective of our "hero" Megan, this was an introspective analysis of love, relationships, family, and violence.
There were plenty of twists in the tale to ensure that the reader's attention never flagged. At no time did I think we were reaching an expected conclusion. There was always a new tweak thrown in. Despite her MANY faults, Megan was a character it was hard not to like, identify and empathize with. She'd done some pretty horrific things and she had very much a "devil may care" attitude to other people, but Moon somehow made us feel for her. A good job by the author.
Megan wanted the whole shooting works: the marriage, the house, the kids, the happy ever after, but when she finds her lover of five years has been lying to her all this time, she takes the sort of action that all us males will automatically cringe at and draw our knees up into our stomachs.
On the run, Megan continues to use and abuse people and yet, I still felt immensely drawn to this character.
This was a fantastic story and although not terribly long, it was a satisfying and enjoyable read. A very solid five stars to Ashes of Old Lovers, by Brigitta Moon, from this reviewer.