Friends and Neighbours by Ruth Torjussen delves into a world where a woman, Jenny, is on a hunt for another person who could fill in the void of her best friend, Sue, who just died a year ago. Jenny went into depression despite having a loving husband and three sons. She struggled to find happiness again, and even if it's been a year, she hasn't moved on. Jenny's husband was supportive throughout the novel. He is a person who takes care of their house and associates the climate with their improvements at home.