Hilary Boyd

The Affair
  • The Affair

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    A new thought-provoking and emotionally charged novel about marriage and family from the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park and The Anniversary

    Connie and her GP husband Devan have led a charmed life since they married in their twenties. Forty years on they are the couple their whole village envies. Life isn't quite so rosy just now with Devan struggling to adjust to early retirement, but Connie hopes that getting away for a few weeks through her job as a European tour manager will help.

    But on one of her favourite tours, to Lake Como, it is clear one of her guests is falling for her. She resists, but Jared somehow gets under her skin, until she's intoxicated and doing the unthinkable: breaking the marriage vows she's always held so dear. But she tells herself the affair is not serious, it will end when the season does. And Devan will never find out.

    But when Connie returns home, Jared follows. He isn't going to give her up so easily. And as he grows ever more embroiled in her life, Connie begins to wonder if more than her marriage is in danger . . .


    Praise for Hilary Boyd

    'Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better than Trollope at jokes' Daily Mail

    'Poignant, well observed and wonderfully written, this is a bit of a heart-string puller' Closer

    'I was ripping through this book . . . addictive' Evening Standard

Hilary Boyd was a nurse, marriage counsellor and ran a small cancer charity before becoming an author. She has written eight books, including Thursdays in the Park, her debut novel which sold over half a million copies and was an international bestseller. The film rights have been acquired by Charles Dance, who will be directing and starring.


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