This is a difficult book to describe. When I was younger, I used to be a fan of books that let you choose your way through the story by picking the next step. I would trace out the ultimate way after many attempts to survive the tale. This particular book was similar but with the protagonist making the choice.
There is just one choice.It is between doing the right thing and running. Jo Oliva has had a weird evening, and still under the effect of it, does something without processing it too much. The book then branches out into two parts, and we follow the repercussions of both of those actions. The study of the effects of a choice and the ripples it creates in the lives of all those connected, is the only reason I am rating this positively. The people described were not those who I could really actively like or dislike.The husband, the friends and the family were all flawed and though it might be realistic, it was not my cup of tea. The story did not captivate me as it should have, but it is an interesting concept.