My Lover's Lover Author:Maggie O'Farrell Her award-winning novel, After You'd Gone, established Maggie O'Farrell as a master of psychological depth and supple prose. In My Lover's Lover she has written a haunting page-turner. — When Lily slips on the sidewalk outside a London gallery and literally falls at the feet of a stranger, Marcus, the attraction is instant and elect... more »ric. Within a week she is sharing this magnetic yet elusive architect's waterfront loft and sleeping in the room that belonged to his girlfriend, Sinead-of whom all he will say is "she's no longer . . . with us." But there lingers a distinct presence, of a woman who seems to have disappeared abruptly-leaving behind a single sexy dress in the closet, a puzzling mark on the wall, and the suffocating scent of jasmine. As Lily falls ever more deeply in love with Marcus, Sinead's aura consumes her with fear and obsession that spark a drama of passion and betrayal.« less
This was ok, but after reading "After You'd Gone", I was expecting better.
In "After You'd Gone" I could feel the pain of the main character. IN "My Lover's Lover, I disliked one of the characters and hated what he had done, but could not sympathize with the main character so much. Just MHO. Maybe if I had read MLL first...
Having loved her first novel, After You'd Gone, I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of Maggie O'Farrell's new novel, My Lover's Lover. True to my expectations, this storyline opens very suspensefully, reminiscent of Gothic-style literature. Unfortunately, I found my interest in this story decrease as the basic storyline revealed itself. All I will say is that the 'dark secret' of this novel packs more of a punch if you subscribe to traditional monogamous relationships.
Other than that, this novel is a quickly involving read.