Hi Book friends,
I wanted to give you this review for a short and sweet story by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Why did you pick it up Vicci? – Well Taylor Jenkins Reid has written 2 of the most gorgeous books, both of which I have placed lovingly on my 6 Star Goodreads shelf, so naturally I’m going to devour everything she has ever written now!
This book is super short – under 200 pages! But is is crammed full of content.
Told in letter form, this is the story about Carrie and David.
In 1976, David receives a letter from Carrie shattering his illusion, hers has already been shattered, you see Carrie’s husband has been having an affair, and it looks like the person he is secretly seeing is Davids wife!
Carrie and David have never met, they live hundreds of miles away from each other, but Carrie feels that it is her duty to make David aware of the situation.
I loved this story, it was so well told, and I love the fact that Taylor Jenkins Reid gives a bit of a nod to Daisy Jones in this book (her next bestseller)
Because it is told in letter form between Carrie and David we obviously only know what we have been told, other things that have happened you have to piece together.
🎧🎧 – Expertly narrated by Julia Whelan, George Newbern and James Daniels, this was a fab little audiobook to zip through in just over an hour.
About the Book
Evidence of the Affair By: Taylor Jenkins Reid Narrated by: Julia Whelan, George Newbern, James Daniels, Dara Rosenberg Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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.