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3.34 based on 149 ratings & 19 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

10 March 16
9781447271307
336
£12.99
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Synopsis

Home is where the heart is, and Kate thinks a lot about making people feel at home. She works for a global hotel corporation. She has two young children, and a husband of ten years.

Now, both Kate's home and her heart are about to implode: she has discovered a series of emails from her husband Adam to another woman. Probing for answers, she realizes this not the worst possible discovery - in fact, it is only the beginning.

As her family unravels, Kate's job becomes increasingly demanding - but how can she provide the perfect guest experience when her own foundations have been knocked away? She tries to hold things together for her daughters, but doesn't know what to tell them when they ask when Adam is coming home. Who was the man with whom Kate built a life? And what is he to her now?

Told with warmth, wit and grace, Lover is a novel about marriage, family, and work - an unforgettable account of having the strength to find one's place in the world.

In the media

The elegantly drawn portrait of a woman who alternates between anger, hope, despair, and acceptance is a familiar one . . . Kate is a memorable character, rooted in a story as old as the hills yet still on point today.
Booklist
A detailed observation of love, work and life told through a woman's crumbling marriage. The first-person voice is so compelling, it almost reads like a thriller. Addictive
Bookseller
Real, delicious summer reading, one for your suitcase, but with the bite of truthfulness - Anna Raverat's second novel Lover manages the difficult feat of telling the story of a husband's adulterous affair with unflinching truthfulness but also wit and generosity of spirit. A wise novel with values . . . also elegantly written and a gripping read
Guardian