Hilary Mantel is a good writer and I loved the prose but the book seemed about exposing hypocrite in everyone including the main character.
It's basically about a woman who moves with her husband to the Middle East and has a hard time adjusting to the culture and restrictions. She becomes slightly obsessed with an 'empty' flat above her and suspects it's not empty but being used for something.
I did get bored with Frances Shore's moaning all the time and her sense of righteousness but then in the end she was as much a 'victim' as she thought others 'victims'.
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