1. I’d even call it inoffensive, except for something which really stuck in my craw: Emma’s best friend Chloe, described as being black, is eaten by a shark in the first thirty pages. Isn’t there some sort of moratorium against the black best friend being dispatched so quickly into a story, just so the heroine has a reason to mope on the rare occasions when she remembers? For all the focus and impact Chloe’s death has upon the story, it could have been anyone Emma knew, including her dog.