Synopses & Reviews
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 electric. 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.
Daphne du Maurier meets Minette Walters in a chic, sensual tale of romantic obsession in London
- My Lover's Lover was a bestseller in the United Kingdom
When Lily meets Marcus, she feels an immediate attraction to him. Within a week, she has moved into the magnetic architects echoing loft in East London. But nothing could have prepared Lily for what she finds there. The distinct presence of another woman lingers in the loft, one who seems to have disappeared in a hurry, leaving behind a single party dress, a puzzling mark on the wall, and the suffocating scent of jasmine. Lilys unsettling curiosity soon turns to obsession as the spirit of this mysterious woman increasingly haunts her. With a nod to Daphne du Mauriers classic novel Rebecca, My Lovers Lover is a sexy, modern gothic tale that will keep readers hooked until the very end.
About the Author
Maggie O’Farrell’s debut novel, After You’d Gone, won a Betty Trask Award and earned her a spot on the “21 great talents for the 21st century” list compiled by the Orange Prize for Fiction panel.