1.5 stars. This was all over the place. The switching POV here was irritating and the characters just too shallowly written to empathize with. I should have been in tears over Simon's experiences, but I was almost bored listening to his sister's recital of what had happened to him (another mistake - an unknown third party giving a bland recital of Simon's story made every fuck I might give about his trauma disappear). And David's reaction - after finding out his partner of five years was lying to him about every single aspect of his life - was a bit too Positive Polly to be real. Authors, it might not always be politically correct, but please let your characters be human! A normal person would be more than a little hurt about the deception and show a bit of negative emotion, regardless of how insensitive it might make them seem.