On a normal day, in a normal house, on a normal street, wife and mother Fran has had enough.
She packs a case, leaves a note for her bullying husband Pete, and one for her beloved twenty-year-old son Harry, and heads to the airport – and freedom.
In another house, on another street, Helena is desperately baiting her husband Jack into a fight. These days it feels like the only way to get Jack to take notice of her. Passionate, volatile, increasingly fragile, Helena is fast running out of hope.
What Helena and Fran don’t know, is that soon their lives are going to collide in ways neither expect nor understand.
And if Fran and Helena are going to change their own futures, then first they will have to change each other’s.
Amanda Brookfield is back with a triumphant, crackling story about love, marriage, lies and fate, and how our destinies can be changed by the smallest decisions. Perfect for fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Jane Fallon and Jane Green.
Superb Creation, Beautifully Written!
A tale of women, marriage, secrets and lies .. and how it affects everyone around.
Fran has been having an affair with Jack, and they have decided they can’t be apart any longer. This is the day they leave their old lives behind and fly off to a new one together. Fran has planned her escape carefully, not wanting to alert her husband to her plans, whilst the other woman, Helena, is busy picking a fight with Jack. Can both women get what they want?
This is a very full read, bursting with details of the lives of both these women. First we follow Fran, learning all about her marriage, career, son and her relationship with Jack. Then the focus changes to Helena and her life and relationships. Finally, it all comes together to a very satisfying conclusion. Beautifully written and superbly created, The Other Woman is a wonderful read with angst and pathos in equal measure. At the very end, I could close my e-reader with the satisfaction of a fabulous tale, fully enjoyed. Amanda Brookfield has a winner on her hands once again. A solid five stars, and worth each and every one.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 411 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 13 October 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54858429-the-other-woman
Amanda Brookfield is the bestselling author of many novels including Good Girls, Relative Love and Before I Knew You, and a memoir, For the Love of a Dog starring her Golden Doodle Mabel. She lives in London.
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