Sunday, March 22, 2009
TWO DOORS DOWN
TITLE: TWO DOORS DOWN
AUTHOR: ANNIE MC CARTHY
This is what I would call a comfort read, a story about women and their families and the ups and donws they go through over a period of a few months.
The story is set in Belfast, where Sally O'Neill has been cleaning in three houses on Marlborough Street for ten years. And although she at times feels like she's part of the families she cleans for, she can't get over what she sees as the class difference between her and her employers.
Sally knows a lot, if not all, of what's going on in the houses she cleans, but is at pains to not diverge details about her own life and past. And when her past catches up with her, it doesn't only threaten her own livelihood and happiness, but also touches the families she has been looking after for so long.
Nothing in this story stood out as being original or new, and I feel there was room for fleshing the story out more. However, it was an easy and comfortable read. Perfect for a quiet mother's day.