The Other Woman – Amanda Brookfield


On a normal day, in a normal house, on a normal street, wife and mother Fran has had enough. She packs a case, leaves a note for her bullying husband Pete, and one for her beloved twenty-year-old son Harry, and heads to the airport – and freedom.

In another house, on another street, Helena is desperately baiting her husband Jack into a fight. These days it feels like the only way to get Jack to take notice of her. Passionate, volatile, increasingly fragile, Helena is fast running out of hope.

What Helena and Fran don’t know, is that soon their lives are going to come crashing together in ways neither expect nor understand. And if Fran and Helena are going to change their own futures, then first they will have to change each other’s.


Well, where do I start? 

What a compelling read. 

The first half of the book I was drawn in to Fran and her POV hugely…all the elements of her life, her friends, relationships and hope… trying to understand what had happened and hoping it would piece together! Then, all of a sudden we’re listening to Helena’s POV the other woman, in fact, the wife, and her life and struggles and, wow! 

The way the stories are separate but they touch on exact same moments. They way it was told, you can see both their thoughts and it was done very well!! 

Jack and Pete are polar opposites for me and I was so heartbroken for Fran in the beginning but everyone goes on such a journey in this book and I loved how the mystery of the story just kept on developing and developing! 

The ending was also done very well! I would recommend!

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Author Bio:

Amanda Brookfield is the bestselling author of many novels including Good Girls, Relative Love and Before I Knew You, and a memoir, For the Love of a Dog starring her Golden Doodle Mabel. She lives in London.

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