Marianne Hayward, teacher of psychology and compulsive analyser of the human condition, starts having a midlife crisis when she finds her husband in the kitchen entertaining a glamorous colleague. Childhood insecurities resurface from a time when she was bullied at a boys' prep school, and their marriage begins to slide. Daughter Holly persuades her to join Friends Reunited where she searches for the shadows from the past. Only one boy was never horrible to her: the clever and enigmatic Edward Harvey on whom she developed her first crush. The answer to all her problems could lie in finding Edward again... Meeting Lydia is a book about childhood bullying, midlife crises, obsession, jealousy and the ever-growing trend of internet relationships. It will appeal to fans of adult fiction and those interested in the dynamics and psychology of relationships. Author Linda is inspired by Margaret Atwood, Fay Weldon and David Lodge.