Soon to be a major film starring Penelope Cruz and Guy Pearce, Layover is a smart and sexy novel about a woman on the edge. Not your typical heroine, Claire Newbold’s only child has died, and her husband has had an affair. No longer a mother, and not sure she wants to be a wife, Claire moves from hotel to hotel. Along the way on her journey to understand her marriage and her life, she surprises herself by emerging with a new sense of redemption.
By Lisa Zeidner