Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty.
From the author of The Fifth Letter comes a controversial and darkly comic story about the frustrations of being a childless woman in the modern baby-obsessed world . . .
Poppy's world has been tipped sideways: the husband who never wanted children has betrayed her with her broody best friend.
At least Annalise is on her side. Her new friend is determined to celebrate their freedom from kids, so together they create a Facebook group to meet up with like-minded women, and perhaps vent just a little about smug mummies' privileges at work.
Meanwhile Frankie would love a night out, away from her darlings - she's not had one this decade and she's heartily sick of being judged by women at the office and stay-at-home mums.
Then Poppy and Annalise's group takes off and frustrated members start confronting mums like Frankie in the real world. Cafés become battlegrounds, playgrounds become warzones and offices have never been so divided.
A rivalry that was once harmless fun is spiralling out of control.
Because one of their members is a wolf in sheep's clothing. And she has an agenda of her own . . .
I devoured it, loved it and totally escaped into it. Fun and topical
Makes entertaining play of the rivalry between mums and non-mums
A firecracker of a novel
A darkly droll page-turner
Super addictive, cleverly plotted and ridiculously relatable, Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty is yet another captivating read from the wildly talented Moriarty family. I raced through this book in a single sitting and was genuinely upset when I had to part ways with the characters in the end. This is definitely one of those books where the characters begin to feel like your new best friends within the first few chapters
This novel shows the same sharp eye for neat plotting that Nicola Moriarty revealed in her last novel, The Fifth Letter. Moriarty is fair-minded about this conflict, often manages to be funny about it, and deftly employs the features and uses of Facebook to kick along the plot
Nicola Moriarty instinctively knows what we want to read and gives it to us on a platter - juicy, topical, honestly raw and full of twists and turns that we never see coming, Those Other Women does everything right
Moriarty trains a spotlight on the pitfalls of social media and how quickly rumour is presented as fact
Super addictive, cleverly plotted and ridiculously relatable . . . the characters begin to feel like your new best friends
A darkly droll page-turner . . . a tasty divertissement
Nicola Moriarty, the author of Those Other Women, reflects on the meaning of 'happily ever after' and explains why she finds herself adding disclaimers to the end of fairytales.
In this extract from Nicola Moriarty's Those Other Women, three women deal with secrets and lies