So, just over half-way and one of the main issues seems resolved, even if I anticipate there will be a fall-out. Please let there be a fall-out.
I really don't want to read McEwan's thoughts on another late-50s middle-class couple's marriage falling apart for what is just under half of the book.
Oh, but what are the chances if the next chapter starts with:
"IT WAS HER impression, though the facts did not bear it out, that in the late summer of 2012, marital or partner breakdown and distress in Great Britain swelled like a freak spring tide, sweeping away entire households, scattering possessions and hopeful dreams, drowning those without a powerful instinct for survival."