By Kerry Fisher
An addictive and gripping examine love, lifestyles and dwelling a lie.
One little lie could make one difference …
Lydia has the ‘right’ form of pals, her youngsters are on the ‘right’ form of college and she’s married to the ‘right’ kind of guy – style, regular, trustworthy Mark. Her marriage ceremony company is prospering or even even though she is at loggerheads along with her mom, she couldn’t ask for something extra from existence.
But in truth that Lydia has been fortunate. She has been dwelling a lie for years and Mark has no proposal who he's relatively married to. yet not anything lasts eternally and the prior has a humorous manner of catching up with the current. while the individual that understands all of Lydia’s darkish little secrets and techniques turns up on the university gates, his presence threatens to blow Lydia’s existence aside.
What is Lydia’s bad fact? as soon as the hot button is out, you can’t positioned it again …
A strong and heartbreaking tale, excellent for lovers of Liane Moriarty and Jane Green.
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2009 23:18:45] page_40 < previous page page_40 next page > Page 40 the power of Aphrodite and the hardness of Hippolytus' heart. But on this day when I shake off the burden of this life I shall delight the Goddess who destroys me, the Goddess Cypris. Bitter will have been the love that conquers me, but in my death I shall at least bring sorrow, upon another, too, that his high heart may know no arrogant joy at my life's shipwreck; he will have his share in this my mortal sickness and learn of chastity in moderation.
After the Lie by Kerry Fisher