Author: Tamar Cohen
Publisher: Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Format: Paperback (224 pages)
Source: ARC received from First-Reads (Goodreads)
Synopsis: There’s a fine line between love and hate.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?
Rating: 3.6/5 (rounded to 4)
Pros: Interesting Premise. Suspenseful.
Cons: Confusing at times. Took a while to get into.
This novel sounded fantastic when I’d read the synopsis on Goodreads. Fatal Attraction novel? Hell yes! This has to be my second time (or third) reading a novel in the form of a journal/letter, and that is what mainly confused me at times. With 1st person or 3rd person narrations, you experience with the character rather than being told of what already happened. Which is sorta why I guess I couldn’t really connect with the characters. However, once I adjusted to the way it was being told, I did see why this novel was published. The storyline was great. The suspense and “nail-biting” factor was epic! and sometimes you wonder how someone can be so crazy, and are left in anticipation as to what is to come next! The last few pages flew by and in the end I was struck in the face with an outcome I hadn’t seen coming.
Final Thought: It is definitely a good read! Interesting and even suspenseful once you adjust and get into it. I can’t wait to see what else this author has planned next. :)
- Tamar Cohen is the author of “The Mistress’s Revenge,” her debut novel. She is a freelance journalist who resides in London with her family.