Monday, September 24, 2018

Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Dear stranger…

A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.

My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…

The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.

Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.

My Thoughts
This is a rather short story - take you 30/40 mins to read it.  So, I want to leave my review short and sweet.  Such a sad state of affairs, literally, for these characters.  The letters tell it all.
One couples affair sends the other half of each couple down a path they never intended. 
For such a short piece there is lot of raw emotion and detail.

Drink Selection
I will pair this with a rich Montoya Cabernet.

About Taylor
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and two other novels. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @tjenkinsreid.

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