‘No one gets to the heart of human relationships quite so perceptively as Brookfield.’ The Mirror
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 come crashing together 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.
The Other Woman by Amanda Brookfield is an interesting look at relationships. It is split into three parts and keeps you invested.
We read from Fran’s point of view as she is preparing to leave her jerk of a husband and run away with her lover.
We also read from Helena’s point of view as she struggles to get her husband to pay attention to her in whatever fashion she can.
As we read, there are clues about what is going on and everything comes together in the third section. This last part is when I was really into this. I think as more about the two women is revealed, the more interesting the book becomes.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was an interesting look at love and marriage, and how lies impact life. Check it out.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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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