My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon
Genres: Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Published: 12th January, 2017 (Penguin)
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At first i almost didn’t even give it a try when i saw that Amazon put it under the romance category, but I must say it was far from it.
When i got halfway in the story, i thought “oh no, haven’t we seen this already?”, but thankfully none of the characters trying to outwit each other turned out to be a raging psychopath… *whew*
I quite liked Paula, the main point of view character. She’s a nice lady and a cool mum. All the weird stuff she came up with to “save”, i.e. break up her marriage just sort of made sense for her.
The “other woman” on the other hand… what a piece of work! I guess we were not meant to sympathyze with her, and i can honestly say, i couldn’t have, even if i tried.
This book is certainly not one of those with profound and thought provoking writing, but it’s quite entertaining nevertheless.