Ambitious morality tale loses its way

Ambitious morality tale loses its way
Deborah Moggach’s Something To Hide lacks thematic coherence Ursula Soltys

Fiction; Something To Hide; By Deborah Moggach; Chatto & Windus, €17.25

Deborah Moggach’s new novel has an air of déjà vu about it. With its large cast of characters and range of striking locations, it almost seems designed to be filmed – in the manner of Moggach’s extraordinarily successful The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Like that 2004 novel, Something To Hide is concerned with friendship and the possibility of finding love in later years. However, it is more ambitious than the earlier work, and its plot...

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