Everything you need to understand or teach The Infatuations by Javier Marias .
“The Infatuations” is a story told from the point of view of a woman, Maria Dolz, who becomes infatuated by the lives of a “perfect couple” she sees habitually at her local coffee shop before work. For Luisa, this couple offers a refreshing break from her dull existence. When the couple stops arriving at the coffee shop, however, she finds that Miguel had been savagely murdered. After offering her condolences to Luisa, Maria meets Miguel’s best friend, Javier. After beginning a romantic relationship with Javier, Maria finds herself in the middle of the mystery of Miguel’s murder.