It seems as if you see me exactly as I wish to be seen. There is no greater gift than that. – Taylor Jenkins Reid
In my search for short stories to read, I found this book. I have heard so many great things about this author (Taylor Jenkins Reid). My mom has read all of her books. Anyways, after reading this book, I have ordered a few of her titles from Overdrive Libby (local library). Hopefully, they don’t all come in at once – and hopefully it will be at least a month from now before one comes in because this chick is still working on college apps. (Trust me this girl here is stressed but that’s another blog post for another time.)
Since this lil gem wasn’t that long to listen to this review will not be very long.
A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.
My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…
The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.
Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.
Here are some of the things that I liked about the book:
- It was short. I haven’t listened/read many books who could pull off a short story without leaving the readers needing more. In a sense, I was satisfied with the ending.
- Ending of this book was perfection. Some short stories that are even a little longer than this one tends to make u feel like this can’t really be it.
- An emotional rollercoaster. I love books that give me feels. I felt bad but hopeful for the main character Carrie.
- The narrations. Though this was a short book, there were several narrators and I really enjoyed that. Julie Whelan is a great narrator (also an author her self). I have listened to some of the other books that she has narrated and she is always on point.
Lying has just become so much easier than telling the truth. I don’t remember when things got so hard. But life has been a matter of keeping our heads above water for years now. – Taylor Jenkins Reid
In short, this was a short emotional rollercoaster of a book but the ending did leave me highly satisfied. I recommend this book and if you have the opportunity, listen to it!