A first novel from British-Japanese Itami takes place in Japan and was shortlisted for the 2022 Costa Book Awards in the debut category. Mizuki is a housewife with 2 young children. From the outside looking in, she has an ideal life: house, husband, and children. Yet she feels neglected and unfulfilled. When she meets a young, attractive man, Kiyoshi, she explores a different path and wonders if life can be better making a different choice. I enjoyed the insights of Japanese daily life and culture from a native. Easily readable (I both read and listened/audio), Fault Lines is entertaining and relatable.