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Tess Stimson is the author of eight novels and two non-fiction books, and writes regularly for the Daily Mail as well as for several women’s magazines. Born and brought up in Sussex, she graduated from Oxford before spending a number of years as a news producer with ITN. She now lives in Vermont with her American husband, their daughter and her two sons.
When you abandon the rules, can you ever go back? Mia Allen has never quite adjusted to living in England. She misses her friends in the States and feels restrained by small-town family life near Oxford. Her husband Kit, on the other hand, loves the sense of community here and his job as a school teacher in a private school. Like Mia, Kit's boss Charlie is also looking for more excitement in her life. Her marriage to emotionally-distant Rob has left her frustrated and yearning for more. So when she and Rob are invited to dinner with Mia and Kit, she jumps at the chance to make new friends. One evening, the increasing attraction between all of them moves up a notch, and it's not long before the seductive highs of these new friendships lead to desperate lows. Can any of their relationships survive this unconventional arrangement?
How would you feel as a mother if you discovered you had raised a daughter who wasn’t yours? What would you do if you found out where your biological daughter lived? Tess Stimson the author of The Adultery Club and The Infidelity Chain, explores this emotionally charged area with wit and feeling in her brilliant new novel.
I don’t think you can never judge Tess Stimson’s novels by their cover. What looks like is going to be a light-hearted, typical, chick-lit book actually deals with some quite serious and, at times, heavy going issues. That’s not to say it isn’t enjoyable and does have light moments but be prepared for a dark side to the purple-pastille cover.
Kate Forrest is invisible. Ned, the husband she adores, doesn't seem to know she's alive, and her two charming children have grown into stroppy adolescents. Her boss is suddenly shunting her towards career Siberia, and her demanding mother is never off the phone...
A story about adultery and the far reaching effects it has, although this isn’t all doom and gloom. It is a story about people finding out what is really important, who they really are and the things that matter most. Chapters are told from different characters point of view which gives the prose pace and keeps it fresh. If you enjoyed The Adultery Club you’ll enjoy this.
This is compelling and sexy writing. Sadly adultery is now all too common place however described from the personal viewpoint of the Wife, the Husband and the lover it takes on a level of empathy and intimacy that is hard to tear yourself away from. It is a great read, and we won’t spoil the ending but be warned the book does not hold back when describing the passionate encounters!