I started this with loads of anticipation - Orange prize nommed, promising Irish writer and a subject (young financial trader struggles to hold her life together) that sounded fresh and original.Oh why do I listen to the hype? It wasn't the writing that let this book down - Campbell is skillful enough - it's not the premise, it's the handling of the premise.After a promising set up (broken love affair, sinister overseas client, bottles of vodka under the bed) the story just falls slowly apart as one tired literary cliche (for example there's a Tragedy In Her Past - who would have thunk it?) after another rears its weary head. The overall effect was to alienate me from the MC. Instead of feeling sorry for her, I ended up wanting to give her a good shake. Not quite the effect Campbell was after.And it's a shame, because with more attention to the plot and a stout resolve to avoid the obvious, Campbell is a good enough writer to compete with some of the best (Atwood, Mantel et al).