I gave up on The Third Woman - by Mark Burnell. It was too convoluted for my tired brain. So now I'm on to Then We Came To The End - by Jushua Ferris. I might have given up on this too but my resolve has kept me with it and I believe that it is being rewarded. It's been a slow start but we're into the substance of the book now and I'm beginning to enjoy it more.
Part of it's strength, for me. is that it is a book about a set of characters completely outside of my experience - it's set in a Chicago advertising agency - and I feel I'm being drawn in. Hopefully the effort of sticking with it to now will be rewarded.