Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Mistress’s Revenge

By Tamar Cohen

From the back of the book:

When her five-year affair with the sexy television personality Clive Gooding brutally ends on a dime—his dime—Sally Islip is devastated. But with Sally, Clive has made one fundamental mistake: he has chosen someone who has less to lose than he has, and Sally will have her revenge—no matter what the cost to the people around them.
The cat-and-mouse tale that follows is told through the journals Sally’s therapist has told her to keep. Sally, who mental state is gradually unraveling, stalks Clive online and off, keeping his on an agonizing knife-edge of fear of exposure. In return, he mobilizes his underworld contacts against her.

Just my opinion:

This book could have been subtitled “Follow Me to the Depths of Hell.” Sally, the main character, is so absolutely torn apart when Clive, the man she has had an affair with for five years, breaks up with her. She literally loses her mind … she stops eating, she stops relating to her children and best friend, she even stops working. And she begins stalking Clive via the Internet and communicating with his family.

Indeed, suddenly, everything in her heart and mind revolves around Clive and his family. She goes to great lengths to ingratiate herself into their lives, becoming friends with not only his wife but his daughter, who she really doesn’t care for, as well.

It’s an enormously intense read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and up all night waiting to see what will happen next.

1 comment:

Suko said...

LuAnn, this must be an intense, scary book. Terrific, concise review!