Author(s): Leah McLaren
Maya wants Nick to be less of a workaholic, to come home earlier, to spend some time with his children. Nick wants a divorce. With his mind made up, Nick is determined to leave quickly and with dignity, but it comes as an unpleasant shock to realise how much it will cost him to walk away. As a stay-at-home mum, Maya is entitled to everything. Nick is resolute, so when an unlikely solution presents itself he gives it everything he's got. If Nick becomes a better husband and father, if he encourages his wife to rediscover herself, the more self-sufficient Maya will become: and the cheaper Nick's pay-out. But as Nick pretends to be a better man he becomes one. He remembers his connection with Maya, their ability to be a couple and not just parents who share a house. Everything seems to be back on track. Until Maya finds out exactly what Nick has been planning...
Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category for her journalism. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, spend nine weeks on the Globe and Mail bestseller list. She split her time between Toronto and London, where she shares a home with her husband and son.