Tuesday 8 February 2022

Evidence Of The Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Book Review

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Evidence Of The Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Amazon
Publication date: 20th September 2018

Dear stranger…

A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.

My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…

The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.

Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.

For a short story at only 86 pages long, this one really packs a punch.

Evidence of the Affair is written in letter form. Carrie Allsop discovers that her husband Ken is having an affair with a woman named Janet after she finds letters from Janet in Ken's briefcase. Carrie then writes to David Mayer, Janet's husband, informing him of what she has found and asks him to look out for any letters from Ken because she wants to understand why he has decided to have an affair.

Carrie and David continue the letters, even meeting up in person as they only have each other and understand what the other is going through. 

The letters are heartwrenching, they have juxtaposed lives and Carrie sees herself as not enough for Ken. 

A beautiful read and I will definitely push the Taylor Jenkins Reid books that I have on my TBR up!

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