The story revolves around Louise, David, and his wife, Adele. Louise meets David in a bar and ends up kissing him. The next day Louise learns that David is her new boss, and his wife is Adele. Adele is a beautiful young woman and Louise feels guilty. One day she runs into Adele and a friendship forms. Louise is having a difficult time because she knows that she much eventually choose to either end things with David or Adele, but she loves them both and cannot decide. She then learns a horrible secret and doesn't know what is the truth and what is a lie anymore.
The main character, Louise, is not a very interesting character. She doesn't develop as much as she should and even when she learns part of the truth she continues to do something stupid, which may end up with the death of those she loves. Adele is not who she seems, and the twist at the end was not quite what I was expecting.
Overall, most of the characters were annoying, and this book could have been shortened and edited to make it more interesting. It almost seems as if most books these days have too much in them and people are afraid to edit them for content, interest, and length. There were quite a few scenes that just didn't add much to an already long story line. It was very repetitive, and it seemed as if most characters did not learn from their mistakes.
I did like the ending, but it also made me wonder why one of the characters was so stupid. I mean can't most people tell the difference between one person and the next? I would think if I had known someone most of my life, I would have learned to recognize if they were the person that they said they were or not.
So, I do understand some of the hate this book as received. I, personally, would recommend it if you had some time on your hands, but really only because I liked the ending.