Donald thought he had it all; a thriving marriage, happy children and a job as an optometrist he loves. Sight is his thing, yet he failed to see his wife Viv’s obsession with a horse named Mercury until it was too late. He couldn’t have predicted that he would end up drawn to Bonnie, who is one of his patients. How did things ended up this way?
Yes, the arrival of Mercury marked the biggest change but when did Donald and Viv stop communicating with each other. When did they stop listening to each other? Told in three parts, Mercury is a novel full of questions. Perhaps the most important of which is how far will Donald go to save his marriage and protect his children?
Margot Livesey’s writing is full of quiet moments and observations on life. The result being that Mercury is a slow moving, yet enthralling, exploration of love, marriage, obsession and deceit. With a side of crime.
Mercury by Margot Livesey is published by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, and is available in trade paperback and ebook format.