The Mistress's Revenge by Tamar Cohen
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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.”
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About Tamar Cohen

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Tamar Cohen is a freelance journalist. A late starter to fiction (and to other things besides) she has now written three novels:The Mistress's Revenge, The War of the Wives, and Someone Else's Wedding, all published by Doubleday. Her fourth novel, The Broken, is out in June 2014. She is a Writer in Residence at Kingston University and lives in North London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one very badly behaved dog. Follow her on Twitter @MsTamarCohen
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Free Press. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Spiraling down from fatal attraction to woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown, English freelance journalist Sally Islip responds to rejection by her lover of five years with increasingly loopy behavior.

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And the way that Sally describes Clive adds salt to the deepening wounds: at various points she mentions his overweight appearance, his impotence during their first tryst, his overinflated ego, his "sludge-colored eyes."

Apr 18 2011 | Read Full Review of The Mistress's Revenge: A Novel

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One should NOT name their chickens if one is planning to eat them!

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It starts with a casual stroll past his house, then popping into the brasserie where his son works, then Sally starts following Clive’s wife and daughter on Facebook.

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