A portrait of a modern family in crisis, a moving love story and a chilling narrative
of revenge, A Perfect Sentence moves swiftly from London through Florence, the South
of France and Morocco and ends dramatically in Barcelona's cosmopolitan Barri Gotic.
Kier Buchan, a fifty-something Londoner who has recently been made redundant by the
Open University, is disaffected and wryly bitter. He is the father of brainy Charlie
who is heading for graduate school in America and of teenager Cat who is heading
nowhere. His cool, sensible wife Fran feels his disquiet but cannot connect. Kier
recounts his role in the break-up of his family and an entanglement in an inappropriate
relationship with a much younger woman which he dares to hope will lead to an escape
from his old self.
“It is exceptionally well written and the characters are well developed to the point
where Cassie's intrigue and depth are palatable. I found it difficult to put down.
A brilliant work about a tormented soul.”