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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Evidence of an Affair the Taylor Jenkins Reid- Feature and Review


The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author 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.



Evidence of the AffairEvidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a 2018 Amazon Original Stories publication.

Beginning in 1976, a written correspondence commences between the wife and husband whose spouses are having an affair with one another.

The epistolary story evolves from here to also include the letters exchanged by their spouses, revealing their thoughts and feelings as they continue with their marriages as though nothing was going on.

This a very short story, but packs a powerful, poignant, and emotional punch. How an author manages to cram so many turbulent feelings, and incredible character growth into such a small amount of space is remarkable.

I’m a short story skeptic most of the time, but this one is exceptional- but of course, so is the author.

I am once again sincerely indebted and grateful my friends on GR who posted reviews and recommended this book so highly. Otherwise, this one might have slipped under my radar.

So, I’m going to pay it forward- This one is easy to fit into your reading schedule and is included in your Kindle Unlimited subscription. Check it out- you'll be glad you did.





Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, and more. Her novels have been named best books of summer by People, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, and others.

You can follow her on Twitter @tjenkinsreid.

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