By Colette Freedman
Within the riveting follow-up to her acclaimed debut novel, Colette Freedman explores the aftermath of infidelity from 3 various perspectives—husband, spouse, and mistress.
The finish of an affair will be basically the start. . .
Over the process one tumultuous Christmas Eve, Kathy Walker proven her suspicions approximately her husband's affair, faced his mistress, Stephanie, and stored her marriage. She and Robert have eighteen years, youngsters, and a movie construction company among them—plus a bond that Kathy has no purpose of giving up on. but notwithstanding Robert is contrite, Kathy can't rather silence her doubts.
While Robert reels from his wife's ultimatum and his mistress's rejection, Stephanie makes a discovery: she's pregnant. Her get to the bottom of to stick clear of Robert wavers now that they can make a true kin jointly. And within the days that keep on with, Stephanie, Robert, and Kathy needs to each one reckon with the elaborate realities of hope, the repercussions of betrayal, and the secrets and techniques that, as soon as printed, ripple via lives and relationships in completely unforeseen methods.
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The Consequences by Colette Freedman