The Affair

The Affair

Escape to Lake Como with this year’s most intoxicating and emotionally gripping read


Escape to the sun-drenched shores of Lake Como in the irresistible and gripping new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park, The Anniversary and The Lie

'Held me spellbound . . . This novel is unmissable' 5***** Reader Review
'Magnificent! So refreshing, this left me on the edge of my seat' 5***** Reader Review
'The tension builds up to a heart-stopping crescendo' 5***** Reader Review

Connie McCabe longs for the summer where she spends the days leading tours across the continent.

But it's on the glamorous shores of Lake Como where she is truly swept away, when Jared, a much younger man, falls for her.

Despite resisting his advances, Connie finds that he's got under her skin.

And so begins a long, hot, intoxicating summer where Connie succumbs to temptation - breaking her marriage vows.

At the end of the season, Connie returns home to her husband, ready to put this affair behind her.

But Jared has other ideas . . .

Praise for Hilary Boyd

'Hilary Boyd nails family dynamics and misplaced loyalties with pin-sharp precision in an impressively well-written tale' Daily Express

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

'Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life' Daily Mail


  • A simmering slow-burner full of obsession, drama and complicated relationships

About the author

Hilary Boyd

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 for Thursdays In The Park have been acquired by Charles Dance, who will be directing and starring.
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