3.5 stars. The first 100 or so pages of this book (1/3rd of the total), I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not and certainly it was a solid 3 star read *at best*. It seemed disjointed to me, a bit of a slog to read and I wasn't sure about the characters. It picked up greatly when Ros, the main character, started finding out about her (recently deceased) mother Lilian's early life in apartheid South Africa and the last few chapters were genuinely moving. I would have liked to have read more about Lilian's life and less about Ros' attempts to "find herself" after the break-up of her marriage, personally. Definitely worth reading for the South African chapters - I now want to read more stories about SA under apartheid, as this is something I only know about very superficially.