BOOK REVIEW | Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

TITLE: Evidence of the Affair
AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid
PAGE COUNT: 115 pages
PUBLISHER: Amazon Original Stories
PUBLICATION DATE: 20 September 2018
GENRE: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction & Novella

SYNOPSIS: 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.

Oh my gosh. How do I even begin to describe my feelings and thoughts on this book? I finished it in one sitting and listened to the audiobook as I read along. I absolutely loved both and thought the characters’ voices fit so well with their personalities.

This book was an emotional roller coaster for me. I loved the two protagonists and would have loved to see their story go on a bit longer but overall, it was a fantastic novella and I could not get enough.

Taylor Jenkins Reid is so talented and she is just one of my most favourite authors ever. I am still not over this short little book and its major plot twist.

It is funny the crazy things our brains make up to save us from the truth.

I guess I find it pretty easy to look like nothing is happening when everything has changed.

Often, I feel overwhelmed by this sinking feeling in my heart that I will never be enough.

Protect your happiness at all costs.

Lying has just become so much easier than telling the truth. I don’t remember when things got so hard. But life has been a matter of keeping our heads above water for years now.

I’ve always been struck by the idea that you can’t be all that happy something has returned if it doesn’t go away in the first place.

It seems as if you see me exactly as I wish to be seen. There is no greater gift than that.”

Do you ever feel like your life got away from you somehow?

Delights can be hard to come by recently, so I truly cherish getting to laugh with you.

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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9 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW | Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    1. It’s kind of heartbreaking but beautiful (and quite shocking) in the end. I’ve only ever read Daisy Jones & The Six but I’m excited to get to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo next. That means a lot, thank you! x

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