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Evidence of the Affair Kindle Edition
The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.
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.
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About the Author
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. She worked in feature film casting, development, and various other roles in the entertainment industry before turning to writing full time. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their daughter, and their dog. Her next novel, Daisy Jones & The Six, will be available in Spring 2019. For more information, visit www.taylorjenkinsreid.com.
- ASIN : B07GN867XT
- Publisher : Amazon Original Stories (September 20, 2018)
- Publication date : September 20, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3728 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 80 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,731 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Usually, short books to hold a lot of substance in them. This isn't one of those stories. Even with such a short length, it was a complete story. I would like to see the inbetween with the two couples; how they interact from day to day. However, that isn't what this short is about.
The friendship that blossoms between these two unsuspecting characters is genuine and heartwarming. I was almost afraid to get to the end. I wasn't sure how the author was going to pull off a happily ever after considering...
If you are unsure about whether or not to spend your money on this short story, please take my advice and do it. I don't think you will be disappointed. I am wondering if this a precursor to the author's next release. Maybe, maybe not. I will find out soon enough.
This was a different take on how the cheated on responded.There was heartbreak and disappointment, but the spouse who were being cheated on took on a relationship themselves to cope with what was happening in their lives, which actually turned into an affair of sorts.
The way in which the author presented the story in letter form was unique and eye catching. Reading the letters laid out what was happening in both of the relationships with the cheaters and the non-cheaters.I really enjoyed the book and I loved the way in which it ended!
Not only was I sure I would enjoy this because of loving The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but it took place in Southern California (mostly San Diego county). I will read just about anything that takes place there and love it just for that reason.
Evidence of the Affair is told in letters only. Carrie lives by LA and finds letters to her husband from another woman. This takes place in the 70’s, so she doesn’t have the options to snoop online like we do now. She looks up the woman and writes a letter to her husband. David lives in Carlsbad with his wife and sons. At first he doesn’t believe it’s his wife, but then he finds evidence, too.
Carrie and David continue to write to each other about their marriages and feelings. Each of them wants things to work out with their spouses, but the affair continues. Carrie and David’s friendship grows and they start meeting for lunch. While writing, they both realize things that went wrong in their marriages and they are both willing to fix things to keep the lives they have. Carrie has been suffering from infertility, too. They discuss everything and keep sending the letters they find from their spouses. Things change a lot by the end, but I won’t give away what happens.
I really enjoyed this friendship and the letters Carrie and David sent. I loved how they shared and made each other better people throughout the friendship. It was a quick read and I found myself wanting more, but I did like how it ended.
I gave this book 4 1/2 stars, rounded up to 5 on Goodreads.
Warnings for adultery and infertility.
Once again, Taylor Jenkins Reid creates a masterpiece. This short story, written only in correspondence letters, is absolutely brilliant. Jenkins Reid expertly develops her characters creating a feeling of empathy and kinship towards the duo fallen victim to adultery. I found myself hoping they would begin their own love story. It seems like an impossible task to fully develop characters in such a short story, and in letters nonetheless, but Jenkins Reid did so effortlessly. This quick little story is no light and easy read, but full of love, friendship, and betrayal. Oh yeah, and the end- priceless.
Having lived through this situation the letters which Carrie and David wrote to one another and the copies of the letters the two lovers exchanged brought tears to my eyes and I found myself openly weeping.
Reid has a talent for grasping emotions and throwing them out for others to experience.
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I was a little apprehensive about selecting this book because of the author, as I've read two of her books previously, hating one and liking the other. This may be my favourite by Taylor Jenkins Reid, wanting this to go further and for it to be longer.
The characters were 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 and it was nice to see both of their points of view throughout, with the addition of their spouses. The 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 really came through in the writing - you could feel it all.
Now, this is where the 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙨 (̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶m̶o̶a̶n̶s̶)̶ come in - so stop reading if you’re planning on trying the story.
The subject matter was marital affairs, and although portrayed well for the most part - some parts seemed a little 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙙. That may just be a 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 to a short story though, a longer/full length version may have not seen it as much.
But, the ending 𝙢𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙙 me slightly. I was in a state of, two wrongs don’t make a right, you literally ran away and didn’t tell a man about his baby, what the 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠 happens now?! And this is why it got the lower rating (also another downside to a short story - 𝙄 𝙉𝙀𝙀𝘿 𝙈𝙊𝙍𝙀!)
⭐️⭐️⭐️& a half✨