If you read the blurb, you'll also discover that, in the meantime, when Mal's wife couldn't have a baby, and before Nova met Keith, Mal and Stephanie asked Nova to be a surrogate, and she agreed. Huh? How did that turn out?
So many questions, so many complicated relationships. As it turns out, so many secrets, and quite a number of lies.
Goodnight Beautiful is a love story. A dramatic, enchanting love story. Of love, loss and some tragedy and despair.
Although my heart ached for a happy ending, it felt to me like these characters grew so big for Dorothy Koomson, that she couldn't make them do what she wanted. And I was strangely glad that she didn't.
I loved this moving, provocative book. It was well-crafted, superbly written (first person accounts from Nova and Stephanie), and completely unputdownable.
And a bonus is, I've now found an author (thank you Heidi and book club) who I'm going to be looking out for everywhere - especially in the second hand bookshops I frequent.