This book was all around insulting. Is this Mr Lamb's idea of the way women act, think and feel? Very disappointing. Assuming that he didn't mean to generalise and that very well may be a woman like the main character somewhere in the world, even then the book crossed a line. It was too much, not only everything that could go wrong to her did go wrong but it all happened in an entirely predictable way. If you're going to write an unsympathetic main character the story has to make up for it.