Friday, June 17, 2011

The Mistress's Revenge Review and Blog Tour

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?

This book grabbed me from the first page. Initially, I kind of looked at it and wasn't sure I would participate in the tour at all. That all changed with the first page. Reading what feels like a journal to her shrink and her ex-lover, you get a really good sense of what is in Sally's head. It is both enlightening and chilling at the same time. This should be required reading for all married people. Kind of a "this is what can happen" scenario that is just as compelling as Fatal Attraction.

I am still reading the book. In fact I am only halfway through and can not put it down. I recommend it highly and think it would be a very provocative reading group selection. There are questions in the back of the book to guide discussions.

Author Tamar Cohen is a freelance writer in the UK. She writes for Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Own and Hello! She has made a study of infidelity. Some of her topics include Hi-tech infidelity as we see in the book. How social media can aid in the affair process and specific sites that cater to the Infidelity Industry. Revenge is another topic of interest. What we will do to get it and whether it will make us happy in the end. Marrying the mistress (Prince Charles, Donald Trump and Humphrey Bogart did it) to whether we should renew our marriage liscence after so long and why emotional rejection can lead a person into becoming temporarily insane.

What revenge secret would you share? If you want to check out more about the book and post your own revenge secret, check out

You can find Tamar on Twitter. Just no stalking please! I stayed up half the night to finish this book. OMG! The ending had me flipping pages faster than I could breathe! Excellent book. If I could give higher than 5 stars, I totally would. Cohen's handling of the issue of infidelity and how many lives it ultimately destroys is truly amazing.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I loved the book too! I have a review on my blog if you haven't been there yet. Enjoyed your review. Donna