The Mistress's Revenge

The Mistress's Revenge

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Reevaluating her complicated family life after a long affair with a television personality abruptly ends, Sally is humiliated by her ex-lover's subsequent successes and embarks on a cat-and-mouse revenge plot, in a story told through the journal entries of Sally's therapist. Original. A first novel.

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Reevaluating her complicated family life after a long affair with a television personality abruptly ends, Sally, humiliated by her ex-lover's subsequent successes, embarks on a cat-and-mouse revenge plot.

Simon and Schuster
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?

“A cracking debut. . . .very Fatal Attraction with a clever twist at the end. Addictive stuff.”
The Bookseller

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover sic ed
ISBN: 9781451632828
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 28, 2017

So boring!! It is an emotional journal written by a damped woman who's therapist advised her to write it 🙄

Nov 01, 2011

I couldn't give this a lower rating. I would have liked to, but it was impossible. One of the worst reads I've ever experienced.

As the title says, and the description outlines, the story of a mistress' revenge. And descent into boring madness. I ploughed ahead through most of it, hoping that it would resolve into something interesting. Sadly, no.

jessica_wirth Jul 20, 2011

Exactly what the title says. The account of a dismissed mistress's downward spiral after the affair has ended. Written as journal entries with the intended audience being Clive, the man with whom she was having an affair. Some parts were a little slow, it was okay though. A "fatal attraction" esque (though not as thrilling) story minus the boiled bunny.


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