Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Mistress's Revenge by Tamar Cohen

The Mistress's RevengeThe Mistress's Revenge by Tamar Cohen

Goodreads: For five years, Sally and Clive have been lost in a passionate affair. Now he has dumped her to devote himself to his wife and family, and Sally is left in freefall.

It starts with a casual stroll past his house, and popping into the brasserie where his son works. Then Sally starts following Clive’s wife and daughter on Facebook. But that’s alright, isn’t it? These are perfectly normal things to do. Aren’t they?

Not since Fatal Attraction has the fallout from an illicit affair been exposed in such a sharp, darkly funny, and disturbing way: The Mistress’s Revenge is a truly exciting fiction debut. After all, who doesn’t know an otherwise sane woman who has gone a little crazy when her heart was broken?

“A cracking debut. . . .very Fatal Attraction with a clever twist at the end. Addictive stuff.”

—The Bookseller

This is an odd and somewhat addicting book.  On principal alone I hate the "other woman." On the other hand, Sally is a pitiable character. I never loved her nor did I feel a particular amount of empathy for her but Clive was no peach, either.

Sally and Clive are 5 years out when Clive suddenly dumps her. Sally writes down all of her feelings and thoughts and that is the rambling of the book. Inside Sally's strange little head, a story unfolds with the ending leaving me a little stunned and not sad.

1 comment:

Tara said...

I just loved this book! I thought Sally was totally crazy, though. I can't believe the ending!!!!!