"As a mother of four children, I have to admit to having occasionally contemplated running away" I loved this quote from the author in her acknowledgements as I highly resonated with it. I found this book easy to read and believable. A lot less contrived and predictable than "The thing about Clare", which is the other book I've read by this author. "Postcards From A Stranger" takes a good look at human behaviour and the reasons behind our decisions, not just as mothers, but as humans navigating this world. The one issue I took was around the way the main character is semi-"saved" by a romantic relationship, but in a way its a releif after so many men of poor character throughout the book. On the whole I enjoyed the way the characters were a realistic balance of their issues and goodness, i.e. not purely good or bad but truly human. I'm giving it 5 stars for a work in this genre, although it's not my favourite book ever.