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.
Six lovers. Two affairs. One betrayal. Who’s the weak link?
Ella Stuart has worked hard to achieve the perfect work-life balance: a high-flying career as a paediatric doctor, a charming husband, charity fundraiser Jackson Garrett – and in urbane PR consultant William Ashfield, a passionate, worldly lover.
William is equally devoted to Ella, his mistress of eight years, and to his faded, troubled wife, Beth. He knows he could never choose between them; and is eternally grateful he’s never been asked.
When tragedy strikes out of the blue, Ella’s carefully ordered life is abruptly derailed. Struggling to cope as the chaos spirals out of her control, unable to play the accommodating mistress any longer, Ella examines her long relationship with William, and finds it wanting.
But her personal nightmare has repercussions for everyone linked to her. For William, who has to face his own demons and make the toughest decision of his life. For Beth, who is just beginning to emerge from the depression that has stolen the most precious years of motherhood.
And above all for Cate, William and Beth’s seventeen-year-old daughter, whose transition from girlhood to womanhood is suddenly set to be a baptism of fire.
‘ [a] superior tale of immorality and lust...Stimson's skill ensures we are gripped to the finish. Warmly recommended.’ Daily Mail
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||4th January 2008|
|Genres:||Adult Fiction, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
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.More About Tess Stimson