INTERLUDE is the story of a young woman, Helen, who decides to investigate the life and career of her famous grandfather Edward Barton, a successful post-war novelist who suddenly stopped writing in middle age. What were the secrets behind the fiction – and what are the implications for Helen and her family? The narrative switches between Helen’s life and Edward’s fiction and diaries, as long-buried lies come to the surface and long-held certainties start unravelling.
A very nice review on We Love This Book says:
Interlude is a beautifully written page-turner. Witty, arch and acerbic by turns, it is a joy to read. The story of flawed but appealing characters choosing to ignore or confront family tragedy and the twists and turns as Helen explores her family’s past are both fascinating and appalling.