|Published February 12th 2013 by Atria Books|
The Comfort of Lies
Randy Susan Meyers
“Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgement from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved.”
When Tia has an affair with Nathan, she knows that he is married but is devastated when he tells he that he will not support the child she carries, she reluctantly gives up her baby for adoption.
Juliette agreed to forgive her husband Nathan's infidelity but finds it difficult to trust him again.
Carolyn, agreed reluctantly to adopt a baby to please her husband, but never feels comfortable with motherhood.
Five years later and as a result of a letter opened by the wrong hands, and the lives of all these women is about to intersect with dramatic consequences.
The story is well written with a remarkable degree of honesty and soul searching and whilst it is difficult to truly imagine the anguish and despair felt by the women, you find that you can sympathise with each of them in different ways. At times the story seems very slow, with very little happening, but the writing style is impeccable and without knowing it you become drawn into the story.
Overall, I enjoyed it and would be interested in reading other work by this author.
My thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for an ecopy of this book to read and review.