By Julie Cohen
Is this a great love story or a story about great love? You, the reader, must decide. It starts in the present day on an ordinary morning that seems just like any other. Robbie wakes in his bed, his wife Emily asleep beside him, as always. He rises and dresses, makes his coffee, feeds his dogs, just as he usually would. But then he leaves Emily a letter and does something that will break her heart. As the years wind back to 1962, Robbie’s actions become clearer as we discover the story of a couple with a terrible secret – one they will do absolutely anything to protect (and we won’t divulge in this review). A complex and compelling novel, Together is also poignant and unforgettable. One of those books you’ll want to talk about which makes it a must-read for book groups this winter.