Book Reviews of The Rome Affair

The Rome Affair
The Rome Affair
Author: Laura Caldwell
ISBN-13: 9780778323099
ISBN-10: 0778323099
Publication Date: 6/1/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Frightening thoughts, good book.
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Good book, quick read (read it in a day). Definitely a page turner--full of suspense and a surprise ending.
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What a great thriller-type book! I've read other Caldwell books and this was different from the others, but a great read!
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A fabulous, hypnotic phychological thriller. After her husband's infidelity, Rachel gives her marriage a second chance. But as they enter Chicago's high society, there lurks a dark side that sends her life spiraling into a nightmare.
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Rachel Blakely lives a truly charmed life. She is a successful architectural software salesperson, married to an equally successful plastic surgeon on the fast track for promotion. Their life together seems blessed - until Rachel learns that Nick was unfaithful to her. Understandably shattered by this knowledge, Rachel is hurt and angered by Nick's betrayal.

However, over time, Rachel is committed to giving her marriage a second chance. Then a business trip to sun-drenched Rome with her best girlfriend Kit leads to a passionate night with a stranger - a one-night stand meant to signify the end of a painful chapter in her life.

Rachel returns home determined to put the past behind her and start fresh. At first, life seems golden again. Nick is more loving than ever, and following his promotion to senior partner in a prestigious plastic surgery practice, the couple is welcomed into Chicago high society - where beautiful people live beautiful lives. But every golden life hides its dark side...that sends Rachel's life spiraling into a nightmare.

It's certainly clear everyone is guilty of something. But whose secrets will lead to murder?

I absolutely loved this book! In my opinion, it was a beautifully written book with a completely engrossing plot. I was captured from the first page and found the story to be filled with gripping cliffhangers that held my attention right to the end. I give this book an A+! The Rome Affair by Laura Caldwell was the first book that I've ever read by this author, but it most certainly will not be the last.
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Love this book! Can't wait to read more from this author! Very well written
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Couldnt put it down a real fatal attraction style book~!
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I enjoyed this book immensely -- read it in one sitting of about 3 hours. The suspense was palpable, with subtle clues provided early on and throughout. Makes you rethink your relationship with your best friends. The two "F"s in the title, facing each other, is really clever -- a Friend turning on a Friend.
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It was an affair to regret! It is a good quick read! Full of suspense and murder! It's clear everyone is guilty of something. But whose secrets will lead to murder?
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Excellent thriller. Keeps you on your toes.
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Excellent! What a page turner!
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WOW! What a story!!!
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This was an amazing read! And a definitely exciting plot with lots of unexpected twists.
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Every time it got too hackneyed for me and I was about to close the book, something happened that made me have to go on to the next part. Not much of a recommend for the book and the ending was terribly trite, but it did have a decent twist
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Still recovering from the discovery of her husband's infidelity, Rachel invites a girlfriend with problems of her own to accompany her on a business trip to Rome. A chance encounter leads to a romantic one night stand, but Rachel returns home determined to give her marriage a second chance. She and her successful husband have begun to move into their city's elite social circles, but Rachel is increasingly drawn into her former friend's dark problems, until her whole life - job and marriage - are once again threatened. And then in one shattering evening, no one will ever be the same.
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GREAT BOOK! I highly recommend it. Was hard to put down.
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This was a very good book! It reminded me a LOT of the movie Unfaithful with Diane Lane and Richard Gere! The story was very similar up until the middle, then the second half of the book was what might have been, had the movie had a sequel. The predictability was half-and-half, but I loved the voice Caldwell gave Rachel. It had such a real feel, and I breezed through it in under a day, reading it every spare moment I had.

I have two more books by this author I have yet to read, and now I'm looking forward to it!
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Rome, an affair, leads to mystery!
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Fab psychological thriller
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Rachel Blakely's charmed life is significantly tarnished after her husband Nick's infidelity, but she wants to give her marriage a second chance. Then a business trip to sun drenched Rome with her best girlfriend Kit leads to a night of passion with a stranger, a one night stand meant to signify the end of a painful chapter in her life.

Rachel returns home determined to put the past behind her, and at first life seems golden again. Nick is more loving than ever, and following his promotion to senior partner in a prestigious plastic surgery practice, the couple is welcomed into Chicago's high society, where beautiful people live beautiful lives. But there is a dark side...one that sends Rachel's life spiraling into a nightmare.

It's clear everyone is guilty of something. But whose secrets will lead to murder?
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I enjoyed this book very much as the twist catches you off guard, even with a second surprise at the end. I was a little irritated that Rachel didn't fight back more, but I find most women like that. Also, coming from the perspective of a middle-class, work-hard-for-my-money woman, it's rather nice to see the rich/upper class suffer a little, too. Petty? Maybe, but sometimes a little justice in life doesn't hurt a bit!
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It was an affair . . . to regret
Rachel Blakely's charmed life is significantly tarnished after her husband Nick's infidelity, but she wants to give her marriage a second chance. Then a business trip to sun-drenched Rome with her best girlfriend, Kit, leads to a night of passion with a stranger -- a one-night stand meant to signify the end of a painful chapter in her life.

Rachel returns home, determined to put the past behind her, and at first life seems golden again. Nick is more loving than ever, and following his promotion to senior partner in a prestigious plastic surgery practice, the couple is welcomed into Chicago's high society, where beautiful people live beautiful lives. But there is a dark side . . . one that sends Rachel's life spiraling into a nightmare.

It's clear everyone is guilty of something. But whose secrets will lead to murder?