THE BLUE BATH is a beautifully written story, though not the novel of suspense I was expecting. (My bad!) Instead, this book is about a painter named Daniel, and his muse, Kat, reunited after two decades apart.
The story alternates between Daniel and Kat’s passionate yet volatile romance in Paris as 19-year olds, and their present-day reunion in London. Much has happened to complicate things in the 20 years they’ve been apart, including Kat’s marriage to Jonathan and the birth of her son. And, it’s clear from looking at Daniel’s recent paintings that he’s never gotten over Kat.
“And so then I suppose the question becomes, what do you do now that no one is looking?”
I didn’t really connect with the characters in this book, especially Kat, whose present-day choices left me baffled. Can’t say I liked her or Daniel very much, but I did feel bad for them. The ending was quite a surprise.
I think what I liked most were the gorgeous descriptions of Paris. Simply lovely.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.