Just finished This Must Be the Place, a novel by Maggie O'Farrell. She certainly knows how to spin an intriguing story or two. Or three, or four. They kept coming, interconnected, and at different dates, and places, leaping back and forth between 1986 and 2016, with the various characters, though most were a recurring group. I found it a bit confusing, and was continually shuffling around in the book to figure things out and understand what was going on. Still O'Farrell keeps us fascinated throughout. She is such a good writer. I've read a number of her novels at this point and loved them all. From the Publisher:
"Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex–film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway. Claudette was once the most glamorous and infamous woman in cinema before she staged her own disappearance and retreated to blissful seclusion in an Irish farmhouse.
But the life Daniel and Claudette have so carefully constructed is about to be disrupted by an unexpected discovery about a woman Daniel lost touch with twenty years ago. This revelation will send him off-course, far away from wife, children, and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?"